Friday, May 12, 2017

Mural of saintly pope kissing devilish Trump appears in Rome

By Philip Pullella
The caption written on the sash of the pope’s cassock reads “The Good Forgives the Evil.”
ROME---A life-size mural depicting Pope Francis with a saintly halo kissing U.S. President Donald Trump sprouting devil’s horns appeared on a wall near the Vatican on Thursday, less than two weeks before they are due to meet. The mural, which was painted on paper and pasted on to the wall during the night, was the latest work by street artists depicting the pope to appear in Rome in recent months. It is signed “TVBoy,” who is believed to be Italian street artist Salvatore Benintende. In the past, the squad has erased a mural depicting the pope as a sneaky graffiti artist painting peace signs on walls and another showing him as the comic book hero Superman. [More]