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Pizza delivered to Pope Francis as he travels on popemobile

Pope Francis receiving the pizza

Pope Francis has had a pizza delivered to the popemobile during his visit to Naples on Saturday.

Pizzeria owner Enzo Cacialli ran toward the Pope’s motorcade as it passed through the city and handed the Pontiff the pizza.

Mr Cacialli told CNN: “It’s really hard for me to understand what I managed to do. Giving a pizza you made with your own hands to the Pope is very emotional. It’s really hard for me to express the value of this gesture for a man we really love and value, for a beautiful person full of humanity.”

The Pope’s gift was a white pizza, topped with yellow cherry tomatoes, a reference to the Vatican flag. “Il Papa” was also spelled out in dough on top.

Earlier this month, Pope Francis said in an interview that said he felt his pontificate would be brief and that he did “not mind” being pope, but added: “The only thing I would like is to go out one day, without being recognised, and go to a pizzeria for a pizza.”