Dog with the Biggest Smile Photobombs Pope Francis

Posted by Stacey Venzel
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Pope Francis was a little like St. Francis this week.

St. Francis of Assisi was canonized as the patron saint of animals. Pope Francis was recently photobombed by a motley crew of canines. Pretty similar.

When the pope toured the Vatican City this week, he was met by more than just faithful human followers. Man's best friend made several appearances, many showing up humorously on camera.

Dogs abounded in St. Peter's Square outside the famed St. Peter's Basilica Wednesday. They sat, they stood, and they smiled in anticipation of the pope's arrival.

But Pope Francis seemed unaware of some pooches creeping behind him when the camera flashed.

Er, not creeping really. Smiling. Really, really smiling.

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Pope Francis even made sure to give some of the happy-go-lucky canines a little TLC.

What do you think of these sweet photos? Tell us in the comments below. 

All photos via Mashable

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Dog with the Biggest Smile Photobombs Pope Francis