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Argentinian Fans Seek Pope Francis Blessing at Vatican

Image: A nun holds an Argentinian national soccer team jersey as she waits for Pope Francis' Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican
A nun holds an Argentinian national soccer team jersey as she waits for Pope Francis' Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on July 13, 2014. TONY GENTILE / Reuters

Argentinian fans gathered at the Vatican Sunday morning seeking a blessing from Pope Francis. The Argentine-born, football-loving pontiff pledged neutrality, promising not to pray for any team.

Image: Faithful wearing Argentina soccer team jerseys pray as Pope Francis delivers the Angelus praye
Faithful wearing Argentina soccer team jerseys pray as Pope Francis delivers the Angelus prayer in St. Peter square at the Vatican on July 13, 2014. Alessandra Tarantino / AP

However, Francis did tweet on the eve of the final: