Custom sombrero made for Pope’s Mexico visit


RINCON, Mexico (WCMH) — Pope Francis will receive a special Mexican sombrero during his visit to Mexico this month.

The Salazar Yepez Hat Factory has finished the custom-made sombrero which will be given to the Pope during his visit which begins on February 12.

The hat is adorned with flags of all Latin American countries, an embroidered Vatican shield and Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The factory has produced hats for three generations and previously made sombreros for Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI when they visited Mexico.

The small factory produces around 600 hats per week. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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