Pontiff takes the biscuit

By Simon Round, April 3, 2008

He may be the head of the Catholic Church, but Pope Benedict XVI has a haimishe taste in confectionery. The Pontiff developed a liking for kosher cakes when his doctors stopped at the Boccione bakery in Rome for a pastry, and introduced His Holiness to their products. Says the bakery’s owner, Wilma Limenati, who received a thank-you letter from the Vatican: “I guess he enjoyed the biscotti and ‘Jewish pizza’ [an almond and raisin confection].”

She added: “I think the Pope has looked forward to the doctor’s visits ever since.”

Last updated: 1:49pm, June 8 2008