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Pope Francis’ new space suit!

Photo of the Day | Wed Jun 13 2018
POPE FRANCIS,SPACE,ASTRONAUT

Osservatore Romano | CPP

Photo of the Day: June 13, 2018

Pope Francis already knew the crew of the International Space Station, having spoken with them last October via satellite link.

On June 8, he met them face-to-face in Rome. And should the Successor of Peter ever need to minister in outer space, he’s ready to go, having received from the astronauts a custom-made space suit.

Complete with the Argentine flag, his coat of arms, and his crew name, the suit makes sure Jorge Bergoglio is ready for flight. A white cape ensures that he’d still be recognized on board as pope.

Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli and four other astronauts presented Francis with his unique gift today.

[Katherine Hattrup for Aleteia]

Photograph by Osservatore Romano via CPP

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