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JUL 09, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Pope vs. Pope: World Cup Final Between Argentina And Germany Pits Francis Against Benedict XVI

The FIFA World Cup final between Argentina and Germany could herald a rift in the Catholic church, pitting Argentine-born Pope Francis against German Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Pope Francis has almost surely been secretly rooting for Argentina, despite his pledge to keep his prayers neutral. But Germany's unbelievable 7-1 rout of Brazil during yesterday's semi-final could make for an awkward final match for the Vatican's holiest football fans. Francis earlier joked of a "war" between him and his protectors, The Swiss Guards, during the Argentina-Switzerland match. But could we now see a ... Read More

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