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Argentina's pope goes for the Saints in soccer

Updated: March 14, 2013, 3:32 PM ET
Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- He could have chosen the Devils. Instead he turned to the Saints.

In a country where a blurry line separates religion from football, or soccer as Americans know the sport, it's only appropriate that the first Argentine pope is a fan of team partly founded by and named for a priest.

The man who became Pope Francis on Wednesday, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has long followed the Saints of San Lorenzo, one of five most traditional teams in the Argentine Football ...

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