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San Lorenzo to name new stadium after Pope Francis

Argentine football club has enjoyed a revival in its fortunes since the pontiff’s election

Maradona among stars at Pope’s inter-religious Match for Peace

‘After being far from the Church, I am proud of returning to it after God took my mother,’ footballer says

Zanetti: ‘Football match will help spread the Pope’s message of peace to the world’

Inter-religious Match for Peace expected to feautre Roberto Baggio, Zinedine Zidane and Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi to play for the Pope

Andrea Pirlo, Javier Zanetti and Gianluigi Buffon will also play in ‘inter-religious match for peace’

Brazilian bishops: ‘Government wrong to prioritise World Cup over needs of population’

Bishops also criticise organisers for removing communities to build stadiums

Rio archdiocese threatens to sue Italian TV station over World Cup advert

Christ the Redeemer statue shown in an Italian football shirt in advert on Rai

The English priests who taught Real Madrid a football lesson

In 1907 the seminarians of the Royal English College at Valladolid thrashed the mighty Real Madrid

Maradona urges Pope Francis to reform Vatican

Football legend says he would like to meet the Pontiff

Pope Francis to celebrate birthday with visit from his favourite football team

Pontiff has breakfast with group of homeless people on the morning of his 77th birthday

Pope Francis welcomes Argentine and Italian football stars to the Vatican

Lionel Messi hails “one of the most special days of my life”