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Pope Francis Hangs Out With A Baby Sheep, Hard To Say Which One Is Cuter

The pope visited a live nativity scene and started wearing livestock as fashion accessories.

Posted on January 7, 2014, at 11:53 a.m. ET

On Monday, Pope Francis visited a live nativity scene at a church on the outskirts of Rome to celebrate Epiphany.

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More than 200 people dressed in period clothes took part in the reenactment...

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As did many animals.

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The pope greeted all of the participants and many of the parishioners who attended the lively event.

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The live nativity is held annually to celebrate the day when the three kings, or Magi, arrived in Bethlehem to pay homage to the baby Jesus.

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While visiting the "shepherds," the pope made friends with a lamb...

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And carried the baby sheep on his shoulders.

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He also met the 2 month-old baby playing the infant Jesus, a little boy named Francesco, who had just been baptized that morning.

Here's a video of the incredibly cute visit.

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