Pope Benedict XVI


Caludio Franchi, goldsmiths who was commissioned along his brother... News PhotoBrother,International Landmark,Males,Old,One Person,People,Pope,Pope Benedict XVI,Pope Francis,Religion,State of the Vatican City,Vatican City,Vertical,Working,WorkshopPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPCaludio Franchi, goldsmiths who was commissioned along his brother Roberto to make the gold 'Fisherman's Ring' worn by Pope Benedict XVI when he was elected in 2005, works in his workshop on March 18, 2013. Benedict was the first pope since the 19th century to commission a 'Fisherman's Ring' -- his predecessor John Paul II wore a simple gold ring with a cross -- and he has worn the chunky gold ring at all his major public appearances. The ring is so called because it depicts Saint Peter, who was a fisherman by trade, pulling up his net from a boat. AFP PHOTO/ Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)