Little girl from Atlanta snatches pope's skullcap

PHOTO: Estella Westrick, a three-year-old tourist from Atlanta, shown snagging the popes skullcap. PlayMountain Butorac/Twitter
WATCH Adorable girl steals Pope Francis' zucchetto off his head

Three-year-old Estella Westrick almost snagged an impressive souvenir on her first visit to Italy: Pope Francis' skullcap.

Interested in Pope?

Add Pope as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Pope news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
Add Interest

She snatched his skullcap, also known as a zucchetto, when he leaned in to give her a kiss on the cheek after his Wednesday audience in Vatican City.

Mountain Butorac, who posted a video of the encounter on Twitter, told ABC News that Estella is his goddaughter and that she and her family were visiting from Atlanta.

Butorac lives in Rome and runs a Catholic tour company, the Catholic Traveler.

Francis took the incident in stride and can be seen laughing in the video.

Comments