Pope Francesco I

In a city where the Pope is more important than the President, it’s not surprising that even the flyposting sometimes takes on a strange fervency. I found this photo pinned to a wall the morning after the new Pope’s election. The old women chat about his kind smile in front of the church of Santa Maria Liberatrice and the streets of Testaccio are deserted the morning of the first Angelus in Saint Peter’s Square.

Words & photo © Isobel Lee