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Over-Excited Nuns Ambushed Pope Francis And It Was Adorable

One cardinal was heard to remark: "They are going to eat him!"

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Pope Francis made a visit to Naples over the weekend, and an estimated 800,000 of the Catholic faithful were quite chuffed to see the papal rock star.

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However, none were more excited than this group of cloistered nuns at the city's cathedral.

The sisters, who rarely leave their convents, were allowed to get up close to the Pope, and the resultant scenes soon resembled something from a One Direction concert.

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A cardinal officiating at the ceremony was quoted as saying: "Sisters . . . Later. . . . well would you look at that. And these are the cloistered ones. Just imagine the non-cloistered ones. They are going to eat him! Sisters . . sisters!"

"Gimme some skin, Papa!"

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"Oooh, nice watch".

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"The one day I forget my selfie stick..."

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"This gift is from all of us, but I'm the one who thought of it. ME!"

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"Sisters be crazy, amirite?"

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Rock on, sisters.