Pope Francis turns 80 on Saturday 17 December and today he received a unique birthday gift from Croatia.
The spectacle-wearing Pope was gifted a pair of wood-framed glasses made from wood from a 1,600 year-old olive tree from Brijuni island on Wednesday at the Vatican.
Viktor thought for a long time how nice it would be to make the Pope some wood-framed glasses, but he could not find the right material. That was until he was given a branch from the 1,600-year-old olive tree in Brijuni and the idea to make the specs was born.
(photo credits: Viktor Jeromel/Facebook)