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Pope Offended By His Own Myth And Mystique

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March 05, 2014 AT 4:05 AM
According to an interview published Wednesday in Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Pope Francis finds the hype that is increasingly surrounding him "offensive", even as the Vatican itself is marking the anniversary of his election with commemorative stamps and coins and a DVD with never-before-seen footage of the pope. Francis said he doesn't appreciate the myth-making that has seen him depicted as a "Superpope" (as an Italian street artist recently painted him) who sneaks out at night to feed the poor (as Italian newspapers have suggested).