(CALI, Colombia) — Immediately after the world learned of Pope Benedict’s resignation, a tailor in Colombia got a call from the Vatican to start working on garments for the new pope. That man is Luis Delgado, a 43-year-old tailor from Cali who was chosen to embroider some of the most delicate garments for the new pope.
Delgado got the fabric and materials straight from Rome– enough to make three different sets, a small, medium and large, so that depending on the new pope’s size, last minute alterations can be made on the spot.
Delgado is no stranger to the Vatican. He has also sewn for Pope John Paul II and for the past five years had regularly made garments for Pope Benedict XVI.
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