Rival Popes Will Not Be Watching the World Cup Together, or at All

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Despite basically being roommates, Pope Francis and pope emeritus Benedict XVI probably won't tune in to see their respective national teams face off in Sunday's final. The German one doesn't even care about soccer, the New York Times reports, while Francis, a noted Argentine fan, doesn't watch much TV, "especially at that hour." The game starts at 9 p.m. in Italy, so he'll probably just follow along on Twitter from bed.