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Pope Francis said when he was four he used to go food shopping with his mother (Photo: AP)

The Pope made the remark in an interview with a Dutch homeless man

Argentina's Lionel Messi  playing in the Copa America (PA)

The South American football federation had pledged to donate $10,000 to a Vatican charity for every goal scored in the Copa America

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis discussed pizza, football and his daily routine in an interview with an Argentine newspaper

Luca Toni in action for Hellas Verona in February (PA)

Luca Toni reportedly failed to pay church taxes while playing for Bayern Munich in Germany

A still from the Fox Sports advert (CNS)

Fox Sports ran the advert ahead of a match between San Lorenzo and São Paulo

Ched Evans (PA)

Can Ched Evans ever be forgiven?

The controversy over Evans’ return to football is complicated by the fact that he has shown no remorse for his crime

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for an audience with members of the Italian Olympic Committee (CNS)

Francis made the comments to members of the Italian Olympic Committee

San Lorenzo celebrate a goal in their win over Auckland City (PA)

San Lorenzo will play in Club World Cup Final after victory over Auckland City

Pope Francis receiving a football from Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (CNS)

Bishop of Salford says that Catholics are all selected for Francis’s team

The Real Madrid team (Photo: PA). Below, the club crest with the cross at the top

Christian element of crest edited out throughout the Middle East