Rome 'decorum cops' remove mural showing pope as graffiti artist
A larger-than-life mural showing Pope Francis as a sneaky graffiti artist painting peace signs on a wall near the Vatican was taken down by Rome's "decorum cops" on Wednesday just hours after it went up.
The mural showed the pope on a step ladder playing a game of tic-tac-toe by painting circular peace signs in place of zeros as a Swiss Guard in a billowing uniform acts as a lookout against witnesses or police.
Street artist Mauro Pallotta, who signs his work "Maupal", painted it on paper in his studio and pasted it up with glue and lacquer on a corner near the Vatican... read more
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