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.
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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.
However, Francis did tweet on the eve of the final:
First published July 13 2014, 6:34 AM