Pale mtoto alimpomvua kofia Papa Francis bila kupenda

 Pope Francis' skullcap snatched by curious boy

Hmm what’s this? Pope Francis’ skullcap is taken off his head by a curious child (Picture: AP)

Pope Francis struggled to hold on to his skullcap after a playful youngster snatched it from the pontiff’s head.

The 76-year-old was all smiles when he met the young boy at the Santa Marta Institute in the Vatican, which provides medical care to children.

Pope Francis' skullcap snatched by young boy at the Vatican

I’ve got it: The boy lifts the cap off the Pope’s head (Picture: AP)

The Pope had picked up the boy when he became fascinated by the white cap traditionally worn on the head of the Catholic church leader.

He smiled as the boy carefully examined the accessory before carefully retrieving it from the curious youngster.


Pope Francis' skullcap snatched by young boy at the Vatican

I like what you’ve done with your hair: The boy caresses Pope Francis’ head (Picture: AFP)

In the meantime, the boy turned his attention to the Pope’s hair.

Pope Francis' skullcap snatched by young boy at the Vatican

Back in its rightful place: Pope Francis puts his skullcap back on as the boy continues to examine his head (Picture: Reuters)

Earlier this month Pope Francis was named ‘man of the year’ by Time magazine.

The pontiff – the first-ever South American pope, was chosen as the person who had the greatest impact on the world, for good or bad, in the past year.

Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs said the former Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had changed the tone, the perception and focus of one of the world’s largest institutions in an extraordinary way.

Vatican spokesman the Rev Federico Lombardi said: ‘The Holy Father is not looking to become famous or to receive honours.

‘But if the choice of person of year helps spread the message of the Gospel – a message of God’s love for everyone – he will certainly be happy about that.’

He is the third Catholic pope to receive the honour after John Paul II in 1994 and John XXIII in 1962.



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Comment by CHA the Optimist on December 18, 2013 at 19:47

Ha ha ha ha ha ha! huyu Pope anapendwa sana na watoto--ni majuzijuzi tu hapa mtoto mwingine alipomsogelea na kuanza kufurahi naye.

Comment by Dixon Kaishozi on December 17, 2013 at 9:12

Well said Mama Malaika.. hahahaa.. Utoto Raha sana!!!

Comment by David Edson Mayanga on December 16, 2013 at 23:09

huyu kweli ne baba wa ukweli

Comment by Mama Malaika on December 16, 2013 at 22:29
Ha haaa haaaa.... Looking like someone was having a wonderful moment with the Pope. Pope Francis is very down to earth man.

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