Rome

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In­mates at Italy’s largest women’s pri­son have gath­ered in the jail yard to shake their hips in a flash­mob dance — in hon­our of Pope Fran­cis. The women per­formed a zumba-style rou­tine of spins, funky steps and arm swings to “Pope is Pop”, a song writ­ten about the pon­tiff by Ital­ian Igor Nog­a­rotto. “Tonight you are not alone, Fran­cis is there every­where, hal­lelu­jah, hal­lelu­jah,” the song blasted from speak­ers at Rome’s Re­bib­bia pri­son. Nog­a­rotto and chore­og­ra­pher Alessandra Ab­bat­tista de­cided in April to stage flash­mobs around the Ital­ian cap­i­tal in homage to Pope Fran­cis. The pope vis­ited the Re­bib­bia pri­son in April, wash­ing and kiss­ing the feet of 12 in­mates. AFP

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