Pope Francis received an Argentina soccer jersey during the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican.
Yet in spite of being an official card-carrying member of his preferred Buenos Aires football club, the pope has actually promised downright neutrality for the World Mug, according to the Associated Press.
Brazilian Head of state Dilma Rousseff himself asked the pontiff to at the very least remain neutral during the competition while on a February check out to the Vatican.
Chuckling, Francis said to the Barcelona paper “La Vanguardia,” “The Brazilians requested for neutrality. I’ll keep my word since Brazil and Argentina are always challengers.”. Aspects Goalies Gloves