Did Pope Francis Really Want A German Football Jersey After The World Cup?

08/05/2014 03:40 pm ET | Updated Aug 05, 2014
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Pope Francis greeted over 50,000 young altar servers from Germany on Tuesday, less than a month after his native team of Argentina was defeated by the Germans at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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He delivered the homily in their native tongue rather than his usual Italian, welcoming the pilgrimage to the Vatican. Later, they presented him with a gift that he didn't quite know what to make of at first.

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"I'll just put this over there..."

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Really, kids? You defeat the Pope's beloved team at soccer and then present him with a personalized JERSEY? May have wanted to think that one through a little more...

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