New statue already erected of the new pope

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NAPLES, Italy - One day after the election of Pope Francis, an artist in Naples, Italy presented a figurine of the new pontiff.

The statuette is the work of Genaro De Virgilio, who prides himself on his ability to have a statue of the man of the moment ready. He says he always stays on top of the news.

He created a figurine of Pope Benedict carrying a suitcase shortly after the pontiff announced he would retire.

The artists is best known for his nativity scenes which are displayed in shops around Naples.

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