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#179 - Pope Francis

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Pope Francis's white zucchetto skullcap
Description                           Estimate: $3,000+          

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 June 6, 2017, signed by Mons. Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, the personal secretary of Pope Francis, in part (translated): "It is hereby certified that the accompanying skull cap is a gift from His Holiness, Pope Francis." Also includes the zucchetto's white moire-covered box, which has damage to one corner. 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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