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Pope Francis tries on Indigenous headdress: “Imagine if I wore this to St. Peter's!”

Pope Francis met with a group of Brazilian bishops on their ad limina visit Rome, during which they gave him a very special gift.

I asked them, what gift can we give Pope Francis? And they told me: a headdress!

Is it a miter?

The women made a miter for the mister.

And Pope Francis couldn't help but tell a joke.

Can you imagine if I showed up in St. Peter's wearing this?

Ad limina visits taken by bishops to meet with the pope are known for being particularly open and with much freedom to ask any kind of question. 

In recent weeks, other delegations from Brazil presented him with a tambourine and an image of a sleeping St. Francis dreaming of the future of the Church.