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Pope's portrait expected to sell for $1 million

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The Pope plans to visit Philadelphia in September and a picture of the Pontiff is growing in popularity.

A Catholic group holding a conference linked to the visit hired a New Jersey artist for the official portrait.    

The painting titled "A Prayer for Peace" will be featured on mugs, shirts and posters.

Artist Perry Milou says the portrait took him eight hours to produce. He says it came from his soul, and may be the purest work he's ever done.

He's hoping to sell the original for $1 million dollars, which he plans to give to charity.

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