Pope teases Rome's mayor about new beard

(AGI) Rome, Sept 19 - Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino's unkempt beardon his return from holiday sparked a joke from Pope Francis,who asked him if he had become a Franciscan. Marino wasreceived by the Pope on Friday, along with an internationaldelegation of fellow organ transplant specialists. (AGI) . .

(AGI) Rome, Sept 19 - Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino's unkempt beardon his return from holiday sparked a joke from Pope Francis,who asked him if he had become a Franciscan. Marino wasreceived by the Pope on Friday, along with an internationaldelegation of fellow organ transplant specialists. (AGI) . .