Of all the things I could have in common with the Supreme Pontiff…

Pope Francis has been told by Vatican doctors to lay off the pasta, after gaining weight since being elected as head of the Roman Catholic Church two years ago.

The 78-year-old Argentinian pontiff has appeared noticeably more upholstered during public appearances over the last few months, with doctors ascribing the weight gain to too much spaghetti and ravioli and not enough exercise.

Vatican doctors told Ansa, Italy’s national news agency, that the Pope needs to adopt a more “disciplined” regimen in order to try to combat the stress and strain that he is under as the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

via Pope Francis told to lay off pasta after apparent weight gain – Telegraph.