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Holy soccer! But don’t count on either seeking divine intervention on behalf of his team. Pope Francis is a lifelong fan of the Argentine San Lorenzo soccer club and, even as pontiff, is known to follow the team’s fortunes. However, he has already promised not to pray for Argentina to win. Benedict played soccer as a youth and has touted the sport as a way to instill the values of “honesty, solidarity and fraternity” in young people.

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