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Boy Pope skullcap: Child pulls off Pope's cap, plays with his hair

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A boy pulled the Pope's skullcap off of his head while the Pope was holding him. On Dec. 16, eCanadaNow reported that Pope Francis laughed when the little boy removed his zucchetto -- the small white cap worn by the Holy Father. Pope Francis seems to really love children and enjoy their presence so it's no wonder that he got a chuckle out of the child's antics.

"The actions of the boy were a major breach of protocol, but not one which seemed to bother the head of the Catholic church. Pope Francis' 'suffer the children' approach is certainly Christ-like. In fact, he seemed amused by the young child's gentle inquisitiveness," eCanadaNow reports.

After the boy took off the Pope Francis' skullcap, he started playing with the Pope's hair -- so innocent and really very sweet. The Pope was visiting a children's charity in the city when the little boy playfully took his cap. The incident likely made worldwide news because it depicts a side of Pope Francis that people really seem to enjoy.

The Pope is getting ready to celebrate his 77th birthday and was visiting the charity as part of an early birthday celebration. Check out the photos of the child pulling off the Pope's cap here.

© Effie Orfanides 2013

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