'Super-hero' in Spider-Man outfit meets pope at Vatican

'Super-hero' in Spider-Man outfit meets pope at Vatican

Channel NewsAsia - World·2021-06-24 01:00

VATICAN CITY: While Pope Francis is usually the star at Vatican gatherings, Spider-Man, or at least an Italian who dresses up like the character, was the attention-grabber among the public lined up in rows during the pontiff’s weekly Wednesday audience.

Matteo Villardita, 28, dons the comic-book and movie super-hero outfit to cheer up hospitalized children, like those at the Vatican’s paediatric hospital which he planned to visit later on Wednesday.


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