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Pope Francis with  Nagaland Bishop Dr James Thoppil in Vatican City
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Pope Francis spotted in Naga headgear, necklace, sash in Vatican

Nagaland Bishop Dr James Thoppil presents eastern Naga headgear, Angami necklace, Lotha sash to the head of the Catholic Church in Vatican City; picture goes viral

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Guwahati: In a delightful picture doing the rounds on social media, Pope Francis was seen donning traditional Naga accessories at Vatican City earlier this week.

On May 28, Nagaland Bishop Dr James Thoppil presented an eastern Naga headgear, an Angami necklace and a Lotha sash to the the head of the Catholic Church, which he gladly put on.

Pope Francis with  Nagaland Bishop Dr James Thoppil in Vatican City on May 28
Pope Francis with Nagaland Bishop Dr James Thoppil in Vatican City on May 28
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The eastern Naga headgear was worn by the fiercest warrior of the village during head hunting times and it is a symbol of pride.

This is not the first time it has happened.

In 2015, a similar picture of the Pope did the rounds on social media; then Reverend Dr James Thoppil met the Pope after general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican on April 15 and presented him a Naga headgear and a Naga shawl.