A gust of wind blows Pope Francis’s mantle during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday. (Alessandra Tarant/Associated Press)

Windy days are not the best days to be a pope at the Vatican. On Wednesday, at his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis battled to keep his pellegrina — the shoulder cape common to many clerical outfits — on his shoulders and out of his face.

As photos from Wednesday demonstrate, this was a pretty big struggle:


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(Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

Wind is actually a recurring problem for the pope, as this video from a General Audience in February demonstrates: