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Pope Francis gets Cubs hat, baseball from Chicago archbishop

Associated Press Associated Press 15/11/2016
FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016, file photo, Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he is driven around St. Peter's Square ahead of his weekly general audience, at the Vatican. Francis was presented by Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich with a Chicago Cubs hat and what looks like a signed baseball at the Vatican Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, nearly two weeks after the Cubs won their first World Series since 1908. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016, file photo, Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he is driven around St. Peter's Square ahead of his weekly general audience, at the Vatican. Francis was presented by Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich with a Chicago Cubs hat and what looks like a signed baseball at the Vatican Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, nearly two weeks after the Cubs won their first World Series since 1908. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

VATICAN CITY — 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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