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Pope offended by his own popularity in his first year

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis finds the hype that is increasingly surrounding him “offensive,” according to an interview published Wednesday, even as the Vatican is marking the anniversary of his election with commemorative stamps and coins and a DVD with never-before-seen footage of the pope.

Francis told Italian daily Corriere della Sera 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).

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