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Pope Francis loses his cap during weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square

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A gust of wind blows away Pope Francis’ skull cap, or zuchetto, as he delivers his message during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday.

Pope Francis battled the elements today to deliver his sermon to crowds outside the Vatican, as the wind whipped his mantle around his face, and blew his skull cap from his head.

A gust of wind blows away Pope Francis' skull cap, or zuchetto, as he delivers his message during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican

A gust of wind blows away Pope Francis’ skull cap, or zuchetto, as he delivers his message during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican

The Pontiff was delivering his weekly address to well-wishers and crowds in St Peter’s square.

Pope Francis did not appear to be bothered by the interruption, and reacted calmly as his aides ran after his cap, and helped him untangle his robes from around his face.

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