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Pope Francis met Villarreal ahead of their cup match in Rome

The Pontiff referenced the tragedy, that claimed the lives of 71 people, during his latest general audience

71 people, including members of Brazilian football team Chapecoense, died in the crash late on Monday

The meeting comes two years after Germany defeated Argentina in the World Cup final

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

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

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

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

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

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