Holy cuteness: 10 babies dressed as the pope for Halloween

Obama and Baby Pope
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President Barack Obama greeted a young child dressed as the Pope and riding in a 'Popemobile' as he handed out treats for Halloween at the White House in 2015.

These adorable pontiffs win Halloween, hands down.

Get ready to see swarms of tiny superheroes, princesses, firefighters, witches, ghosts, and even the currently popular trolls when Halloween rolls around in two weeks. While all of those costumes are undoubtedly coo-worthy, they just can’t compare to what may be the cutest child costume idea of them all: a baby pope. Yes, a small child dressed up as the Holy Father, with a miniature miter or papal tiara to top off the signature look so well known by people around the globe.

Two years ago, Barack Obama couldn’t control his smile when the President met his first-ever baby pope, and the adorable photos went viral. To keep everyone smiling again this year, we rounded up some of our very favorite baby popes from Instagram … because we know you want to see them.

1. @sarahleiker

This baby pope will grow into his hat soon enough. (Aren’t oversized things on babies the best?)

2. @fudgetrout

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Popemobile part II: This baby pope has a popemobile that’s arguably more tricked out than the one Obama had a run-in with. We’re loving the “ROMA” license plate.

3. @dgbellagio

The blue pacifier and red booties really add style to this baby pope cruising around Brooklyn’s fashionable Park Slope neighborhood. Oh, and maybe his carriage with Vatican flags.

4. @bringingupsaints

This little baby pope has a little baby nun friend.

5. @lyndaodonoghue

This little pope went cruising in yet another type of adorable popemobile: a papal sports car.

6. @sk8rcruz

The plaid trim on this baby pope’s costume (made by grandma with love) is certainly a unique touch!

7. @fjoseronaldo

This baby pope is squealing with joy before going out for his trick-or-treating adventure.

8. @stormyrabbit

But not all pope babies are as happy about their new role. Someone’s a wee bit cranky about all the big decisions he has to make as the Holy Father.

9. @chanellhoward

Look at that teeny skullcap! Bonus: this baby pope looks warm and cozy—perfect for a brisk Halloween evening.

10. @melissaguerri

Mom got pretty detail oriented with the gold foil here. Here’s a shout-out to all the parents who work overtime before Halloween to get their kiddos’ costumes just right — whether they’re walking with baby pope trick-or-treaters or other Halloween cuties.

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