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13 Times Pope Francis Switched Up His Style

No one rocks a baseball cap quite like the Holy Father.

Pope Francis is a man of the people. 

Since he was inaugurated in March 2013, he has made bold choices that point to his humility and simplicity: From his decision to stay in a Vatican hotel rather than the luxurious papal apartments, to his refusal to ride in a bulletproof Popemobile because the glass would separate him from his faithful followers.

It's not surprising then that the pope of the people is often game when it comes to matching his white robes with interesting articles of clothing -- from hard hats to sombreros -- gifted to him by his fans.

Here are 13 times Pope Francis switched up his style.

  • That time he rocked a baseball cap signed by the residents of one of Paraguay's poorest neighborhoods.
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  • That time Hindu priest Kurukkal SivaSri T. Mahadeva gave him a shawl, which he wore with pride.
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  • That time Francis and Bolivian President Evo Morales wore matching straw hats.
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  • Flashback to the days when he was a cardinal and was thrilled by this San Lorenzo soccer jersey gift.
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  • That time a stranger plopped a cap on his head, which made him a bit uncomfortable ...
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  • ... but he's totally used to it by now.
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  • That time he wore a hard hat to bring attention to the plight of unemployed workers in Sardinia, one of Italy's poorest regions.
     
 
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CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, this article previously stated that Pope Francis was ordained in March 2013. He was inaugurated in that month.

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