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The 'papal World Cup rivalry' story has now jumped the shark

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Jul 11, 2014

“World Cup final pits Pope Francis versus retired Pope Benedict,” shouts the headline on the CBC site.

Hmm. A 77-year-old man with a limp against an 87-year-old man with a cane. Playing soccer. No offense to either Pontiff, but if that’s what they’re showing on TV this Sunday, I think I’ll pass.

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