Pope Francis installation with lifebelt in Rome

Maupal creates migrant themed work in Borgo Pio.

Rome street artist Maupal has created a new migrant-themed installation featuring a cut-out of Pope Francis throwing a life belt out a window near the Vatican.

Papale Papale appeared on the morning of 22 February, at Borgo Pio 182, and is the latest Papa Francesco work by the well-known artist who shot to fame with his Super Pope mural in 2014.

Maupal, who was born and raised in Borgo Pio, explained that the installation is a reflection on the approach of Pope Francis towards migrants as well as a thought for "anybody who needs help."

The artist added that the work should not be considered offensive and that its message should be interpreted in terms of "welcome, acceptance and civility."

See Maupal interview with Wanted in Rome and guide to Rome's street art scene.

Photo Francesco Fotia / AGF

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Address Borgo Pio, 182, 00193 Roma RM, Italia

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Pope Francis installation with lifebelt in Rome

Borgo Pio, 182, 00193 Roma RM, Italia