Pope Francis gets signed Spain jersey

April 15, 2013
By Associated Press
VATICAN CITY -- Soccer-mad Pope Francis is building quite a collection of team jerseys.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gave Francis a national jersey signed by all the players during a 25-minute audience Monday in the Apostolic Palace.

The pope quipped: "Just like the San Lorenzo one!"

Last week, members of Francis' beloved Buenos Aires team offered him a club jersey during the pope's general audience and got a papal shout-out in Spanish. Francis is a lifelong ...

Read more

ESPN Conversations