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popeface Here's the latest thing making the rounds in Italy. It's Popeface! Supposedly a picture of the Pope taken during the '80s in which he's sticking his tongue out and making a strange grimace. Prints of it are being offered for sale at Of course, the seller doesn't specify how much he's asking for it. He only tells you to email him for more info at his hotmail account. And strangely, he's also offering the domain name '' for sale. So this has all the markings of a hoax. (Thanks to an anonymous Italian visitor for alerting me to this).
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 17, 2003

Here is one for you this guy is wanting $1,000,000.00 for this picture, and along with it comes this.

Sole Administrator

Consultant to the Chamber of Commerce of Rome

Sworn expert opinions and evaluations of works of art

Legal assistance to the Law-Court in Italy and Europe

Rome, October 7th, 2002.

Regarding to the analysis of a color picture of the Holy Pope John Paul II taken in the 80's: I declare the work as original and interesting in order to the particular quality and curiosity due to the "child's grimace" proposed by the Sovereign Pontiff.

Yours faithfully,


you can check this out. Its unreal what they want for it.
Posted by charlynda  in  USA  on  Tue Oct 05, 2004  at  11:02 AM
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