Pope Francis got in on the act when a Cuban circus visited the Vatican, playing along with a performer who spun a ball on the pontiff’s finger.

Twenty performers from the Circo Cuba danced and carried out acrobat moves to salsa music as the pope looked on smiling.

At the end of the performance, the group got a double thumbs-up from Pope Francis, who told the team to keep up their good work bringing beauty to the world.