ICYMI - Both Jacinda Ardern and the Pope know how to keep their cool when facing the unexpected - Reuters News Agency

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ICYMI – Both Jacinda Ardern and the Pope know how to keep their cool when facing the unexpected

The world was delighted by a clip of a 10-year old boy’s harmless attempt to take the Pope’s papal cap, or zucchetto, during Wednesday’s general audience. Rather than removing the youngster from the stage, the Pope’s head of protocol offered him a chair to the Pope’s right. In the end, the boy’s persistence paid off when he was given his own zucchetto, prompting applause and laughter from the crowd of several thousand people.

Pope Francis wasn’t the only public figure to keep a calm head in the face of the unexpected. On Friday, New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern was interrupted during a coronavirus briefing by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake. Despite being clearly startled by the quake, Ardern kept her stride and continued to take questions from reporters.

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