Astronauts from the International Space Station have given Pope Francis his own blue jumpsuit.
Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli told the Pope the news at a recent meeting in the Vatican. The meeting was also attended by four other Space Station veterans – three Americans and one Russian.
Nespoli said that “since clothes make the man, we thought we’d have a flight suit like ours made for you.”
The suit was identical to theirs and made of the same material. It bore the Pope’s name at birth, Jorge Bergoglio, and the flag of his native country, Argentina.
To distinguish him from ordinary planetary pilgrims like themselves, they added a white cape.