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Lidia Bastianich has spent a lifetime cooking for countless dignitaries, celebrities and even Pope Benedict XVI during his last visit to America in 2008. So it was probably no surprise when, earlier this year, a Vatican official asked her if she’d be interested in feeding Pope Francis during his recent three-day stay in New York City.
When you’re the Pope, you get to travel in style — and that includes a food menu that goes beyond your standard plane fare.
Like high school boys pulling a prank, the men of Pizzeria Don Ernesto in Naples, Italy, were all giggles and high-fives as one of them climbed over a roadway barrier to bring Pope Francis’s passing motorcade to a halt.
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The Swiss Guard is known for being defenders of Popes and the Vatican for centuries — but chefs? Well, that’s a new one.