Pizza maker hand-delivers papal pie to Pope Francis

(CNN) Pope Francis has said that all he wants is to go out one day to a pizzeria “without being recognized.”

Wishful thinking, perhaps. But when you’re the the leader of the Catholic world pizza comes to you.

Pizzeria owner Enzo Cacialli personally handed the pope a pie on Sunday as his motorcade drove through Naples.

But, not just any 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.

A video shows Cacialli, co-owner of Pizzeria Don Ernesto, hopping a barrier with the pie in hand as the Popemobile approaches.

“Papa! Papa!” he yelled as he ran toward the open-top vehicle, apparently unimpeded by papal minders.

The video shows Pope Francis reaching down and receiving the offering.

“I gave him the pizza and with a smile he said ‘thank you,'” Cacialli told CNN. [More]

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