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Diego Maradona at the charity football match in Rome in 2014 (CNS)

The famous sportsman said the Pope was doing a ‘great job’ ahead of charity match in Rome

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI prior to the opening of the Holy Door of Saint Peter's Basilica (CNS)

The retired pope had hoped to stay in the papacy until 2014, according to Mgr Georg Gaenswein

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looks to make a pass (AP)

Fr Douglas Nowicki reportedly presented the souvenir to the Pontiff earlier this week

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri likes to visit the tomb of St Rita in Umbria (AP)

Four of the last five Premier League champions have had Catholic bosses. Surely this can’t be a coincidence

Iceland players celebrate  as the final whistle goes (AP)

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier took to Twitter after England’s embarrassing defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016

Loughinisland families give a press conference following  the release of the ombudsman's report (PA)

Six Catholics were shot at the Loughinisland pub while watching a World Cup match in 1994

Pope Francis with Fifa president Gianni Infantino at a meeting for Scholas Occurrentes (L'Osservatore Romano/ AP)

Gianni Infantino presented the Pope with a Champions League winners medal during a meeting at the Vatican

Two men hold a Justice for the 96 banner as they arrive at the Hillsborough inquests in Warrington (PA)

Inquest rules 96 football supporters were unlawfully killed at Hillsborough in 1989

Pontifical North American College seminarians celebrate after winning the Clericus Cup in Rome in 2013 (CNS)

The Clericus Cup competition began on Saturday

Pope Francis embraces Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho during a meeting with the Scholas Occurrentes, an educational organisation founded by the Pope (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Ronaldinho was dressed in a beanie hat