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Despite constantly appearing on television, Pope Francis has said he never watches it (CNS)

Here’s what the Pontiff has been missing since he gave up the googlebox in 1990

A still from the Fox Sports advert (CNS)

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

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 the Copa Libertadores trophy from players and officials from San Lorenzo (CNS)

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

Pope Francis established the Commission for the Protection of Minors   last December (AP)

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Pope Francis with Gianluigi Buffon and Lionel Messi (CNS)

Lionel Messi to play for the Pope

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

Brazilian Neymar celebrates after scoring against Panama this month (AP)

Pontiff marks start of tournament in Brazil with message to ‘football lovers’

Pope Francis is presented with a gift by Matias Lammens, president of San Lorenzo in St Peter's Square, earlier this year Below: The Pope meets three homeless men at the Vatican on the morning of his birthday (CNS)

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

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (AP)

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