Today I Learned
But then, via Rocco Palmo:
Perhaps most sweetly of all, the head of state came bearing a favorite gift for Papa Bergoglio – a traditional Argentine gourd of maté: the tea-like herbal drink of which Francis is especially fond, and took to enjoying on the spot.It's quite difficult to appear dignified while eating. The point of politicians being photographed downing a pastrami sandwich is not that they appear dignified, but that they appear to be just like me.
As longstanding Vatican protocol forbids the Pope being seen consuming anything but the Eucharist, well, there goes another one.