A sombrero for Francis: Family creates traditional Mexican hats for popes

The Salazar Yépez family has created sombreros for pontiffs like Paul VI, John Paul II, the first pope to visit Mexico, as well as his successor, Benedict XVI. And when Pope Francis arrives in Mexico this week, he too will be given a Salazar hat.

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    The Yépez Salazar sombrero for Pope Francis ("Papa Francisco" in Spanish). (Photo: Jan-Albert Hootsen/Fox News Latino)
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    Pope Paul VI holds a Yepez Salazar sombrero. The family sent the hat to the pontiff through friends who were travelling to Rome. (Photo: Courtesy of the Yepez Salazar family)
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    Pope Benedict XVI wearing a Salazar Yepez sombrero in León, Mexico, on March 25, 2012. (Photo: OSSERVATORE ROMANO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    María de la Luz Yépez with the sombrero for Pope Francis ("Papa Francisco" in Spanish). (Photo: Jan-Albert Hootsen/Fox News Latino)
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    María de la Luz Yépez with the sombrero for Pope Francis ("Papa Francisco" in Spanish). (Photo: Jan-Albert Hootsen/Fox News Latino)
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    Pope Benedict XVI receives a Salazar Yepez sombrero in León, Mexico, on March 25, 2012. (Photo: OSSERVATORE ROMANO/AFP/Getty Images)
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