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Pope Francis looks at a replica of the Argentine soccer major league's trophy he was presented by a delegation of San Lorenzo soccer team, at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Pope Francis has celebrated his beloved San Lorenzo's victory in the Argentine soccer championship, hoisting up a replica of their trophy for all to see. A small group of team managers and players met with Francis on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica at the end of his Wednesday general audience. The group presented him with the replica of the trophy and a red and blue team jersey with "Francisco Campeon" written on back. A clearly pleased Francis raised the trophy for all to see. San Lorenzo, of which then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was a registered fan, clinched the Argentine championship Sunday. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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