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Monday, December 30, 2013

A divine sense of style: Pope Francis is named Esquire's Best Dressed Man of 2013

The Pope has many titles, such as The Holy See, the Vicar of Jesus Christ, the Pontiff and His Holiness, but now it appears he has one more - style icon.


The U.S. edition of men's style and lifestyle magazine Esquire has named Pope Francis as its Best Dressed Man of 2013.

The Roman rivalry was put to one side as AS Roma captain Francesco Totti and Lazio striker Louis Saha met Pope Francis in Vatican City.

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Totti greets Pope Francis at St Peter's square

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Saha presents Pope Francis with a Lazio shirt

The magazine admits the decision is 'unconventional' but claims his simple manner of dressing has 'signaled a new era (and for many, renewed hope) for the Catholic Church'.

 Wrapped up: Pope Francis tries to keep himself warm as he attends his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in November 

A modern Pope: Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio who came to Rome for a pilgrimage 



Esquire's previous winners of the award have included film stars and musicians like OutKast's Andre 3000

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