CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A little 3-year-old girl charmed the world by trying to steal the pope's skull cap, [VIDEO: 3-year-old girl steals the pope's hat], called a zucchetto. She didn't get away with it, but you can. Actually, you can make the pope give you his hat.
All it takes is these three, not-so-easy steps:
- Buy a white zucchetto in the pope’s size. The pope’s current tailor is Gammarelli, so order your zucchetto HERE.
- Now here’s the hard part: Take your new zucchetto and get into a situation where you will meet the pope.
- Hand your zucchetto to the pope. By tradition, he must give you his. This tradition was re-started by Pope Pius XII in the modern era, and continues today. Here’s a seminary student pulling the trick off:
By the way, the cost of a zucchetto will run you $58.57.
Note: This can also work with a cardinal, but you'll need a red zucchetto. Good luck!