Pope Francis Meets Giant Chocolate Pope (PHOTOS)

AP

Pope Francis stood face to face with a giant chocolate statue of himself Wednesday at the Vatican.

According to the Associated Press, which cited the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, the chocolate pope was given to Francis as a gift during his general audience. The paper released a photo of Francis and his chocolate doppelganger Thursday.

L’Osservatore Romano reported the sweet statue was made with 1.5 tons of cocoa.

Photos via the Associated Press.

This post has been updated.

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