Pope Blesses Male Stripper–Erotic Film Star’s Parrot

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That's Amore. Photo: OSSERVATORE ROMANO/AFP/Getty Images

"It was fun," said Francesco Lombardi, whose bird, Amore, can say Papa. "A sort of mixing of the holy and the profane. I am a world champion stripper and have the leading role in [erotic filmmaker] Tinto Brass's next movie." And this pope is probably totally cool with that.