Notice from author :
"The picture is a copyright of Vatican TV, but I thought I would show you all. Here I am, meeting Pope Francis and presenting him some artwork done by one of our student authors, Paul Jentz."
What happened to the gift?
According to one source, the Floreria Apostolica, an institution within the Vatican walls, runs the Pope’s so-called “private warehouse" where gifts are generally stored and sometimes re-gifted. Under Pope Francis, some of the presents are sold in the store within the Vatican walls where only Vatican employees can shop [a perk?] or at the Vatican train station where any shopper can buy a gift by making a “minimum offer,” or more than the set price.
Someone probably picked it up at a good price.
End of Story.
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