Spiritual Leader, Fashion Icon: Pope Francis' Personal Style Inspiring Cardinals
The pope's personal style — which earned him Esquire magazine's "Best Dressed Man of 2013" award — and his broader message of charity and lack of excess will be put to the test when he places the three-cornered red silk biretta on the heads of 19 new "princes of the church" being inducted into the College of Cardinals.
Pope Francis leaves after the first session of an extraordinary consistory in the Synod hall at the Vatican City, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
Raniero Mancinelli shows a cheaper sample of lace material in his tailor shop in Rome, Thursday Feb. 13, 2014. Mancinelli is putting the finishing touches on outfits commissioned by several of the new cardinals.
A metal pectoral cross just like the one Pope Francis wears is displayed in Raniero Mancinelli's tailor shop in Rome, Thursday Feb. 13, 2014.
FILE -- In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, Pope Francis attends his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
Raniero Mancinelli holds up a metal pectoral cross just like the one Pope Francis wears, next to a gold-plated one, in his tailor shop in Rome, Thursday Feb. 13, 2014.
Raniero Mancinelli holds a cheaper sample of lace material, left, as a more expensive hand-made one is seen on the counter, at his tailor shop in Rome, Thursday Feb. 13, 2014.
Raniero Mancinelli shows a cardinal's skull cap in his tailor shop in Rome, Thursday Feb. 13, 2014.