Photo of the Day: June 13, 2018
Pope Francis already knew the crew of the International Space Station, having spoken with them last October via satellite link.
On June 8, he met them face-to-face in Rome. And should the Successor of Peter ever need to minister in outer space, he’s ready to go, having received from the astronauts a custom-made space suit.
Complete with the Argentine flag, his coat of arms, and his crew name, the suit makes sure Jorge Bergoglio is ready for flight. A white cape ensures that he’d still be recognized on board as pope.
Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli and four other astronauts presented Francis with his unique gift today.