The Pope vs. the Wind

As popes frequently address large crowds in open-air settings, they—like everyone else—have to deal with capricious weather. Papal attire usually includes a skull cap (zucchetto) and small capes, either a white pellegrina or a red mozzetta—all very susceptible to gusts of wind. Over the years, photographers have captured many moments when the wind has swept away the Pope’s headgear or momentarily wrapped his mantle around his head.

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