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Argentinian Fans Seek Pope Francis Blessing at Vatican

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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

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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. Alessandra Tarantino / AP

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

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