03/26/2012 09:17 pm ET Updated Mar 27, 2012

Pope Benedict Sombrero: Catholic Church Leader Given Hats During Mexico Visit (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The pope's got a brand-new hat. Or two.

The leader of the Catholic Church thrilled crowds when he donned sombreros on several occasions during his recent three-day visit to Mexico.


Pictures from the Associated Press and Getty, available below, show the the pope wearing a black sombrero while being driven to give a Mass in Central Mexico on Sunday.

That night, according to the above video from the BBC, he was serenaded by a mariachi band and presented with a white "wide-brimmed, bejeweled sombrero hat."

More than half a million people gathered to hear the pope give his sermon in Bicentennial Park near Silao in the state of Guanajuato on Sunday, The New York Times reported.

The 84-year-old pope arrived in Cuba on Monday for a three-day visit.

To read more about the pope's trip to Mexico, click here. And click here for more on his visit to Cuba.

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