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Candice Accola’s Baby Bump Was Blessed By Pope Francis (PHOTO)


Who would have guessed that Candice Accola was such a fan of the Pope?


The pregnant Vampire Diaries starlet made a special trip to Philadelphia this past weekend where husband Joe King was playing for Pope Francis with his band The Fray and the legendary Aretha Franklin. An added bonus? The 28-year-old’s baby bump got a special blessing.


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It looks like Candice met Pope Francis backstage and was lucky enough for him to lay his hand upon her tummy. #Blessed indeed, girlfriend!

#Blessed @pontifex

A photo posted by Candice King (@craccola) on

In addition to the blessing of the couple’s unborn baby, the actress enjoyed a cross-shaped chocolate bar, a pup dressed as His Holiness, and even got to see the Pope’s seat up close. In her one non-Pope related Instagram, Candice visited the iconic steps made famous by the Rocky movie.

First, holy snacks...

A photo posted by Candice King (@craccola) on

Now we know Candice is having a baby that’s got some divine power, we don’t know how this pregnancy will influence her role as Caroline Forbes on TVD Season 7.


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We’ve got some ideas of how things could go down but so far there’s no definite solution. Candice, however, has recently spoken out about the issue and thinks it would be “fun” to see Caroline as a mom but jokes that she’s technically in college and has other things to deal with (the Heretics, for example). Plus, we have to deal with the whole vampire thing.


The Vampire Diaries Season 7 premieres Thursday, October 8, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.


Check out more of Wetpaint’s coverage of The Vampire Diaries Season 7 below:

Watch the Vampire Diaries Season 7 Trailer
What Happens in the TVD Season 7 Premiere?
Will Bonnie Get a New Romance in Season 7?
Complete List of New Season 7 Cast Members
Heretics to Bring “Darkness” to Season 7