The pontiff has got the highest taekwondo black belt.
The World Taekwondo Federation on Wednesday presented Pope Francis with an honorary tenth dan black belt certificate.
The federation's president Choue Chung-won visited the Vatican and presented the certificate to the pope along with a uniform and belt.
During the meeting, Pope Francis and the taekwondo chief talked about the activities of the newly established Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation(THF), which aims to help refugees and teach them the martial art.
The THF demonstration team performed in the earthquake-stricken Italian city of Amatrice in October.