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13 Stylish Moments in Vatican History

Pope Alexander VI
Pope Alexander VI Photo: DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI/Getty Images

To celebrate Good Friday, here are 13 stylish moments in pope history — whether it be Pope Alexander taking his crown game to the next level, or our current pontiff rockin’ the sombrero.

Pope Alexander VI Photo: DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI/Getty Images

Crown on crowns on crowns.

Pope Alexander VI Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Pope Alexander VI, back at it again with the strong hat game!

Pope Francis Photo: Pacific Press/Getty Images

Coy, mysterious — a cowl that dares you not to look at him.

Pope Francis Photo: Pool/Getty Images

Sombrero game hella strong!

Pope Francis Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Francis rocking the red like no other pope!*

Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Lookin’ so fine, you simply gotta take that fire pope selfie.

Pope Francis Photo: Vatican Pool/Getty Images

Print this. Frame this. It’s that good.

Pope Pius X Photo: Herbert Barraud/Getty Images

Werk that sepia!

Pope John Paul II Photo: Bachrach/Getty Images

Channeling some Little Red Riding Hood vibes.

John F. Kennedy and Pope Paul VI Photo: Keystone

Looking fine next to one of America’s finest presidents.

Pope Pius IX Photo: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis


Pope Pius XII Photo: Roger Viollet Collection/Getty Images

Elegant as H-E-double-hockey sticks in crimson and gold.


The dopest of all the popes.

*This post has been corrected to identify the man pictured in five of the photos as Pope Francis.

13 Stylish Moments in Vatican History