This isn't the first time drones and the Church have crossed paths. In the spring of 2014, the Washington, D.C. Archdiocese used a drone to film an outdoor procession. That drone use seemed to contradict FAA rules about both drones and Washington airspace, but it doesn't appear that any legal trouble ever came of it. Regardless, the Pope should be fine flying his drone in the 109 acres of Vatican City, where he is sovereign. Here's hoping he gets some great footage of St. Peter's Basilica and uploads it to the masses on YouTube.