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Pope Francis was gifted a Chicago Fire soccer ball by a Chicagoland kid. 

By Extra Mustard
March 01, 2016

Pope Francis, who definitely has never watched a second of MLS in his life, was gifted a Chicago Fire soccer ball by a kid from a Chicago Suburb.

7-year-old William Morkin wrote a letter to the Pope, and was chosen as one of a few lucky children to meet the Holy Father in Vatican City. During his visit Morkin, who hails from a Chicago suburb, gifted Pope Francis a Chicago Fire soccer ball.

Morkin is one of millions of kids who write the Pope, who is probably right up there with Santa Claus when it comes to receiving letters from kids. The Pope, who is apparently also a shrewd businessman(?), will turn his responses to the letters into a children’s book called “Dear Pope Francis.”

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