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Item 283 - Pope Francis Catalog 539 (Nov 2018)

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Estimate: $3,000.00 +
Sold Price: $4,873.05 (includes buyer's premium)

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Pope Francis's white zucchetto skullcap, measuring 7″ in diameter, featuring a light suede white lining and white moire fabric exterior. In fine condition. Accompanied by a "Segreteria Particolare di Sua Santita" card in Italian, dated July 23, 2015, signed by Mons. Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, the personal secretary of Pope Francis, in full (translated): "It is hereby certified that the accompanying skull cap is a gift from His Holiness, Pope Francis." Prelates often give away their skullcaps, a practice started in the modern era by Pope Pius XII. The tradition involves giving the zucchetto to the faithful, as a keepsake, if presented with a new one as a gift. Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis have continued the custom. A rare relic from a sitting pope.

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