Lionel Messi gifts Pope an autographed shirt

Many a football fan would like to get their hands on signed Lionel Messi kit but it was the Pope who got lucky on Wednesday when he received a personally autographed shirt from the Barcelona striker. Messi, who like Pope Francis is Argentinian, sent his compatriot a shirt with the words "with much affection", the Vatican said. It is already the third souvenir shirt given to the new pontiff, a known football fan.