Daniele De Sanctis was the spitting image of Pope Francis, dressed in white cassock and cape, white skullcap and even a miniature pectoral cross at the Pope’s general audience in the Vatican on Wednesday, reports AP/news.com.au.
But the 19-month-old didn't seem overly impressed with all the attention, wailing as he was hoisted up to receive a Papal kiss as Pope Francis passed by.
His mother said his grandmother made the costume, inspired after the boy used a hand towel as a cape. 'It was a gesture of love toward the Holy Father,' she told AP.
'We certainly didn’t intend to make fun of him or the Church in any way.'
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