“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”. Spiderman meets His Holiness in Vatican City

'Spiderman' given the VIP treatment for his work with sick children

VATICAN CITY, (WLNE) – A rather unique visitor swung into Pope Francis’ general audience today. Your friendly neighborhood Spiderman!

A man dressed in a full skin-tight suit of the famous comic book character sat in the VIP section of the audience in the San Damaso Courtyard.

He sat quietly next to a priest that did not appear to be bothered by ‘Web-Head’.

Spiderman got the opportunity to meet the Pontiff and even give him a mask of his own.

The man under the mask was not the teenage Peter Parker, but 27-year-old Mattia Villardita of Northern Italy.

Villardita was given a place in the VIP section because of his work dressing up in costume to visit sick children in hospitals.

Both men can understand that with “great power comes great responsibility”

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