RELIGION
02/06/2014 12:39 pm ET | Updated Feb 07, 2014

Chocolate Pope Francis Introduced To Regular Pope Francis: Life-Size Mirco Della Vecchia Sculpture Wows

On Wednesday Pope Francis received a very sweet visitor at the Vatican-- a life-sized, chocolate replica of himself.

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Made of 1.5 tons of cocoa, the chocolate pope was given to the pontiff as a gift during his general audience, according to Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano.

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Master Chocolatier Mirco Della Vecchia worked on the statue for a full 30 days with a team of students from the Accademia of Maestri Cioccolatieri, reports CNA Treviso.

The NY Daily News reported that the chocolatier intends to donate another 1.5 tons of chocolate to the umbrella Catholic charity organization Caritas, so more can share in the sweet moment.

No word on whether Pope Francis has eaten his Cocoa Papa yet.

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