Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pope Francis blesses Vatican cricket XI ahead of Anglican showdown

From The Telegraph-

The Vatican's "underdog" cricket team was given an official blessing by Pope Francis on Tuesday as it prepares to travel to Britain to take on a formidable Anglican XI as well as a team fielded by the Queen at Windsor Castle.

The Latin American Pope, who is a passionate football fan but knows little about cricket, signed a bat that the team will take with them during their five-match tour of England, which begins on Friday.

After the tour the bat will be auctioned online on eBay or "possibly something more dignified" in order to raise money for a joint Catholic and Anglican campaign against modern-day slavery and indentured labour, the Global Freedom Network, said a Vatican official.

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