Mark Wahlberg served as the master of ceremonies for Pope Francis’s Festival of Families in Philadelphia on Saturday, and the actor used his time at the microphone to slip in a ‘Go Eagles’ in front of the Roman Catholic leader. 

By Extra Mustard
September 28, 2015

Mark Wahlberg served as the master of ceremonies for Pope Francis’s Festival of Families in Philadelphia on Saturday, and the actor used his time at the microphone to slip in a ‘Go Eagles’ in front of the Roman Catholic leader. 

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The Boston-native is a die-hard Patriots fan but likely has a soft spot for the Philly team after playing Vince Papale, a 30-year-old rookie who joined the Eagles in 1976 without any college football experience.

Eagles fans were particularly excited about the arrival of the Pope in town in the previous months, with one fan starting a petition to ask the Holy Father to bless quarterback Sam Bradford’s knees, and a local paper asking Pope Francis to intercede after the team started 2-0.

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