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Pope Francis Soccer

6 Reasons Having A Latino Pope Has Made A Difference

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti & Roque Planas | Posted 12.24.2014 | Latino Voices

Ever since Pope Francis started his papacy in 2013 he has proved to be very different than his predecessors. The first Latino and first Jesuit pop...

Interfaith Soccer Match Brings Top Players Together For Peace

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion

As the world deals with World Cup withdrawal, we can look forward to some of the biggest names in soccer coming together to play a friendly match in t...

Argentina Fans Call On Pope Francis

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion

As the World Cup gets more and more serious, Argentina fans are pulling out all the stops in the hopes of being named champions. Luckily, they've g...

Pope Francis Has A Message For The World Cup

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has a message for the World Cup: Let football be a showcase for teamwork and solidarity, not an exhibition of racism...

Pope Celebrates Hometown Soccer Victory With Team

AP | DANIELA PETROFF and NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 12.18.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated his beloved San Lorenzo's victory in the Argentine soccer championship Wednesday, congratulating team me...

Pope Francis Is Soccer's Holiest Fan

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 10.13.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis cheered fellow Argentine Lionel Messi and other soccer stars Tuesday as he led a morality-focused pep rally of sorts...

Pope Francis Religiously Pays His Dues

Reuters | Hugh Bronstein and Guido Nejamkis | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - Pope Francis, a card-carrying fan of the San Lorenzo football club in his native Buenos Aires, is not letting his new global responsibilit...

Pope Francis On Celibacy, Women, God And More

Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion

By Cathleen Falsani Orange County Register (RNS) In his two months as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Francis has captu...