Even when you’re the leader of the world-wide Catholic Church, sometimes you just crave the simple things in life—like pizza.
That’s what we learned a couple weeks ago during an interview with Pope Francis, who revealed: “The only thing I would like is to go out one day, without being recognized, and go to a pizzeria for a pizza.” Cruising the city in the popemobile is a dead giveaway, after all.
But when arguably the most famous #pizzaboy sends signals of distress, you can be sure that his band of brothers will respond.
Case in point: yesterday, Pizzeria Don Ernesto’s owner Enzo Cacialli jumped over a barricade to hand-deliver a personalized pizza—”a Naples-style thin crust creation with “Il Papa” spelled out in dough and topped with yellow cherry tomatoes, a reference to the Vatican flag,” according to CNN.
Forget Ellen’s stunt at the Oscars: This may go down as the single most clutch hand-off in the history of pizza delivery.
Cacialli was beside himself. “It’s really hard for me to understand what I managed to do,” Cacialli told CNN. “Giving a pizza you made with your own hands to the Pope is very emotional. It’s really hard for me to express the value of this gesture for a man we really love and value, for a beautiful person full of humanity.”
Photo: Facebook/Pope Francis