Pope Francis is heading to America next month with stops in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia, and Eagles fans are hoping he can confer some blessings on the team while he is in the City of Brotherly Love.
A Change.org petition has been started to get the religious leader to bless the ill-fated knees of quarterback Sam Bradford.
The Pope is coming to Philly! Our city! With this Eagles season coming up, a lot of our Super Bowl hopes rely on Sam Bradford's knees staying healthy. So, with one of the most religious representatives in the world visiting our wonderful place we call home, how about we get him to bless Bradford's knees during his visit to Philly! This town deserves a Super Bowl, and a healthy Bradford is the only way we will have a parade down Broad Street! Please sign this petition and Go Eagles and Welcome to Philly, Pope Francis!!!!
As of Tuesday morning, the campaign, which was begun by Eagles fan Pratik Patel of Audubon, Penn., had 1,435 signatures.
The Vicar of Christ’s itinerary for his six-day trip to the States appears to be pretty full, with speaking engagements at the United Nations and a joint session of Congress, but the Bishop of Rome is a pretty big sports fan, so maybe he can carve out some time for Bradford.