Pope meets NFL Hall of Fame legends, promotes message of peace


On a special trip to Rome, pro football hall of famers met with Pope Francis in the Vatican Wednesday morning.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones -- who will be inducted to the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, in August -- traveled alongside six previous hall-of-famers including Curtis Martin, Ronnie Lott, and Franco Harris.
Pope Francis poses for a family picture with an NFL Hall of Fame delegation during a private audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
The pope is a long-time lover of “football” as it's known in Europe. In other words, soccer.
Pope Francis said “as many of you know, I am an avid follower of ‘football,’ but where I come from, the game is played very differently.”



Photo 1: Pope Francis is presented with a Pro Football Hall of Fame jersey bearing his name by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, second from left, during a private audience with an NFL Hall of Fame delegation at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Photo 2: Cross section 

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