Watch Pope Francis meet a tiny baby dressed as Pope Francis

Pope Francis hijinks!

By Katie McDonough

Published February 26, 2014 10:28PM (EST)

  (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Pope Francis was exposed Wednesday as a "looper" after he encountered himself as a baby Pope Francis while greeting the public in Vatican City.

Just kidding, the pope is not a time traveling assassin. But he did meet a regular baby dressed up in a pope costume.

Francis hugged the baby, who promptly cried, as babies are wont to do.

Watch it here:

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Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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