Pope Francis Blesses Male Stripper's Talking Parrot

The bird said “papa” (the Italian word for “pope”) when he perched on the pontiff’s hand.


Pope Francis made friends with a parrot named Amore during his general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday.


Pope Francis made friends with a parrot named Amore during his general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday.


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The parrot's owner, Francesco "Ghyblj" Lombardi, presented his bird to Pope Francis after the pope blessed his 1-year-old daughter.


The parrot's owner, Francesco "Ghyblj" Lombardi, presented his bird to Pope Francis after the pope blessed his 1-year-old daughter.


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Lombardi said that the bird squawked the word "papa" (the Italian word for "pope") when he stepped onto the pope's hand.


Lombardi said that the bird squawked the word "papa" (the Italian word for "pope") when he stepped onto the pope's hand.


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He told Italian news agency ANSA that Pope Francis called Amore "a beautiful gift from God."


He told Italian news agency ANSA that Pope Francis called Amore "a beautiful gift from God."


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