The Harlem Globetrotters had an audience with the pope in Rome.
With his transformative policies and massive popularity, Pope Francis seems well on his way to sainthood. But being a great pope isn't enough to make you a saint. If he wants to be sanctified, Pope Francis will have to pull off at least two miracles. And who better to teach him than the most miraculous basketball team of all time: the Harlem Globetrotters.
Today we met with @Pontifex (Pope Francis) & named him an Honorary @Globies. Photo © L'Osservatore Romano Foto. pic.twitter.com/zvzV7QgWz2
— Harlem Globetrotters (@Globies) May 6, 2015
In their brief meeting, His Holiness didn't quite get the hang of spinning the ball on his finger, but that's OK. He was made an honorary Globetrotter anyway, and given his own jersey emblazoned with the name "Pope Francis" and the number 90, for his age. Incidentally, I didn't realize he was 90. He looks good! That's a miracle right there.
Interestingly, this isn't the first time a pope has met with the Globetrotters. Pope John Paul II met with the team back in 2000. Benedict never did though. He's a Generals fan.