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SASTIN, SLOVAKIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Pope Francis rides his Pope mobile through a crowd of pilgrims before holding an open-air mass on September 15, 2021 in Sastin, Slovakia. Today's mass concludes an apostolic trip by the Pope to Central Europe from September 12 to 15. The Pontiff visited five cities, starting with Budapest, Hungary, for the closing mass of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, continuing with the Slovak capital Bratislava, and visiting Kosice, Presov and Sastin. Only fully vaccinated and a limited number of tested worshippers have been allowed to attend public gatherings on this occasion. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has long lamented that he can’t walk around town unnoticed like he used to before becoming pope. But he seems to have kept his sense of humor after getting caught on camera making an unannounced visit to a Rome record shop this week. Francis wrote a note to the Vatican reporter who happened to be there when Francis slipped out of the Vatican to bless the Stereo Sound shop where he had been a frequent customer before his 2013 election. “I won’t deny that it was (bad luck) that after taking all the precautions, there was a journalist waiting for someone on the taxi line,” Francis said. But he added: “You can’t lose your sense of humor.”