WATCH: Fabio Viviani Admits He Once Smacked The Pope

Once upon a time, at the tender age of seven, Fabio Viviani baked a sponge cake with his grandmother to gift the Pope. Lucky Fabz actually got to present the cake to Pope John Paul II in person at the Vatican. JP proceeded to playfully yank on Fabio’s baseball cap (not a euphemism), and the young whippersnapper retaliated by knocking the Pope’s hat off of his Pope head.

These stories and more are available courtesy of Mama Viviani in Fabio’s Italian Kitchen, his latest cookbook which came out today.

Check out his account of the tale from this morning’s GMA below.

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