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Pontificating in the Wind: 13 Hilarious Photos of Pope Francis Battling the Weather

Join Pope Francis in laughter as he struggles to keep his cap on and mantle down in the blustery winds of St. Peter's square during mass and greeting the faithful in Italy and Brazil. Enjoy these hilarious moments captured in photos.

Pontificating in the wind:

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A gust of wind blows Pope Francis's skull cap off during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, May 20, 2015. |
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A gust of wind blows the mantle of Pope Francis as he leads his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, June 17, 2015. |
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A gust of wind blows Pope Francis's mantle as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, February 19, 2014. |
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A gust of wind blows Pope Francis's skull cap off during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, February 19, 2014. |
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Pope Francis delivers a speech to Catholic faithful at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 25, 2013. Pope Francis is on the fourth day of his week-long visit for World Youth Day. |
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A gust of wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as he leaves at the end of a mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, May 19, 2013. |
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A gust of wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as he leaves at the end of his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, October 22, 2014. |
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A combo picture shows a gust of wind blowing Pope Francis' skull cap as he celebrates a mass during his visit at Lampedusa Island, southern Italy, July 8, 2013. Pope Francis makes his first official trip outside Rome on Monday with a visit to Lampedusa, the tiny island off Sicily that has been the first port of safety for untold thousands of migrants crossing by sea from North Africa to Europe. The choice of Lampedusa is a highly symbolic one for Francis, who has placed the poor at the centre of his papacy and called on the Church to return to its mission of serving them. |
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A gust of wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as he leaves at the end of his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, November 5, 2014. |
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A gust of wind blows off Pope Francis' cap during his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 30, 2014. |
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A combination picture of Pope Francis as a gust of wind blows his skull cap off as he leads the general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, February 19, 2014. |
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A gust of wind blows Pope Francis's mantle as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, February 19, 2014. |
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A gust of wind blows Pope Francis' mantle as Archbishop Georg Gaenswein (L) looks at him during the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, September 11, 2013. |


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