Benedict XVI vs. Francis: The Great Papal Football Finale

A day after the Germans blitzed their Brazilian hosts 7-1, the Argentines have outlasted the Dutch in penalty kicks. This sets the stage for Sunday, where Germany will face Argentina, in the World Cup final, a clash that surely will be of interest to the Vatican, for obvious reasons. I’ll be rooting for the Americans to hoist the cup.

Not only do we live in the a time of two living popes: We now also witness, for first time in world history, two popes who will surely be rooting for their respective homeland playing each other in the World Cup final. What a finale!

Sometimes there are refreshingly trivial reasons to feel some  joie de vivre about being a Roman Catholic. Enjoy the World Cup!

Vamos, vamos, Argentina!