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Pizza guy ‘breaches’ Pope’s security to make ‘delivery’

/ 11:35 AM March 24, 2015
IN this image taken from video taken Saturday March 21, 2015 made available by Roberto Biscardi  shows Pope Francis receiving a pizza from Enzo Cacialli  in Naples Italy Saturday March 21, 2015.   Pizza maker Enzo Cacialli had a pie on hand as  Pope Francis sped by the Naples waterfront Saturday during his one-day visit to the city famous for its pizza. In a video made by a co-worker at the "Don Ernesto" pizzeria, Cacialli got close enough to the popemobile to make the delivery as the crowd behind him cheers.  (AP Photo/Roberto Biscardi) TV OUT

IN this image from video taken Saturday March 21, 2015 made available by Roberto Biscardi shows Pope Francis receiving a pizza from Enzo Cacialli in Naples Italy Saturday March 21, 2015. Pizza maker Cacialli got close enough to the popemobile to make the delivery as the crowd behind him cheers. AP

ROME, Italy — Pope Francis, who recently lamented he can’t slip out and get a pizza like he used to, finally got a pie — albeit one hand-delivered to his popemobile.

Pizza maker Enzo Cacialli—pizza in hand—got close to the speeding popemobile amid heavy security and handed the pie to the pontiff in Naples on Saturday, a video made by a co-worker at the “Don Ernesto” pizzeria showed.

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In this March 21, 2015 pool photo, made available Monday, March 23, 2015, Pope Francis, center, is cheered by faithful as he arrives with his popemobile to celebrate a Mass, in Naples, Italy. Pope Francis made an impassioned defense of the unemployed during a speech to people in the poor Neapolitan neighborhood of Scampia Saturday. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, Pool)

In this March 21, 2015 pool photo, made available Monday, March 23, 2015, Pope Francis, center, is cheered by faithful as he arrives with his popemobile to celebrate a Mass, in Naples, Italy. AP

Cacialli, whose father made pizza for a visiting President Bill Clinton in 1994, told Naples’ Il Mattino that he used yellow tomatoes rather than red to reflect the colors of the Holy See.

He said he was “full of joy that he accepted a pizza straight from my hands.”

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In a recent interview with a Mexican broadcaster, Francis said what he misses most being pope is going out to get a pizza. Now, he eats in the communal dining room of the Vatican hotel, serving himself cafeteria-style like the rest of the guests at dinner.

Francis also got some other treats during his visit to Naples: Some biscuits and sweets made by some cloistered nuns who literally mobbed him as he sat in the Naples’ cathedral.

The Naples’ archbishop, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, who made a special dispensation so the nuns could come out of cloister for the papal visit, admonished the nuns for their behavior. But he said their cookies are very good and that he eats them for breakfast with milk every day.

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