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

 Pope Francis greets Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the end of the Canonization Mass in which John Paul II and John XXIII have been declared Saints on April 27, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Dignitaries, heads of state and Royals from Europe and across the World are to attend the canonisations.
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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.

Rival Popes Not Watching World Cup Together