Rome’s clergy tailors find a subdued mood under low-key Pope Francis

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A passerby stops to look at the window display at Gammarelli tailor shop in Rome. Annibale Gammarelli and six generations of his family have dressed the popes since 1798, and their store is a historic landmark in the heart of Rome just behind the Pantheon. RNS photo by Josephine McKenna

A passerby stops to look at the window display at Gammarelli tailor shop in Rome. Annibale Gammarelli and six generations of his family have dressed the popes since 1798, and their store is a historic landmark in the heart of Rome just behind the Pantheon. RNS photo by Josephine McKenna

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ROME (RNS) On the streets of the ecclesiastical fashion district in the center of Rome, the mood is somber. No one wants to criticize the much-loved Pope Francis, but his personal style, combined with the ongoing economic crisis, is having an impact on business.