Pope Francis gets Cubs hat, baseball from Chicago archbishop

VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Francis now has a blue Chicago Cubs hat to go with his traditional white skull cap.

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich presented Francis with the hat and what looks like a signed baseball at the Vatican on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after the Cubs won their first World Series since 1908.

Cupich shared a photo of Francis holding the items on Twitter . He included the message, ''News of the Cubs win reached all the way to the Vatican!'' Cupich says the pope ''can now celebrate with us and he asks for our prayers!''

Cupich is set to be made a cardinal by Francis later this week.

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