Holy selfie: Photographer couldn’t resist taking one with Pope Francis

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Reuters photographer Max Rossi takes a selfie with Pope Francis

Credit: REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis is too modern for some, a breath of fresh air for others. That modernity includes, among other things, an embrace of technology and customs – such as the selfie – that are part of the deal.

In this case, a Reuters photographer takes a break from his usual role to take an unusual – but not unprecedented -- picture with the Pope.

Reuters explains:

Reuters photographer Max Rossi takes a selfie with Pope Francis while flying over the Atlantic Ocean Feb. 12. "It's not every day you get a selfie with the pope,” Rossi says. “I took this photo high above the Atlantic en route to Mexico. I asked Pope Francis to have a selfie with me for my family. My argument was simple: It's common to see people asking for a selfie with him. To my delight, he said yes. People around me congratulated me. Comments from my colleagues about this selfie were all pleasant although some regretted not having asked the same question."

They would apparently include the unidentified woman in the middle.

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