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Pope gets shirty

PUBLISHED: April 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm  •  LAST EDITED: April 17, 2013 at 4:10 pm
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Pope gets shirty

• Rajoy presented Pope Francis with a Spain football shirt signed by the players

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PRIME Minister Rajoy tried to win Pope Francis’ heart through the beautiful game when the pair met last week.

Rajoy, along with his wife Elvira Balboa, presented Francis with a Spain shirt signed by all the players during a meeting at the Apostolic Palace.

Perhaps feeling the strain of his job back home, Rajoy told the pope when parting ways: “This has made me extremely happy, we were in need of it.”

Francis, who has been pope since March 13, is a lifelong fan of Argentinian team San Lorenzo and even became a member of the official supporters club in 2008.

Italy’s national side have now invited Argentina to play a friendly this summer with the hope that the footy-mad pope may be in the stands.

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Bertie Wooster

April 18th, 2013 8:30 am

Wonder if he’d accept a Gibraltar shirt, given his anti-Falklands posturing?


April 18th, 2013 1:11 pm

Thought he’d prefer a hair shirt, because, as he keeps telling us, he’s ‘umble, very ‘umble

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