However, Pope Francis has been gifted exactly this from a master chocolatier.

Mirco Della Vecchia spent 30 days sculpting the edible replica of the Pope with a team of student workers.

To make the giant statue, Mr Della Vecchia used 1.5 tonnes of cocoa and he has donated another 1.5 tonnes of chocolate to the Catholic charity, Caritas.

Although the pope looked pleasantly surprised when he was presented with the tasty life-size model of himself, the Vatican has not commented on whether the sweet gift will help him with his work and prayer. We should coco…

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