Thanks to a newly-wed Vancouver couple, the pontiff has his very own Vancouver Canucks’ jersey.
According to a post to his Facebook account, Joseph San Jose says he and his new wife Marion were walking the streets of Rome, the bride in her wedding dress, when they happened to meet Pope Francis.
“For you, Papa Francesco!”
San Jose says he gave the Pope a specially made Canucks Pope Francis #15 jersey.
Seeing the jersey, the Pope apparently acknowledged the couple was from Vancouver, and that the Canucks were a hockey team.
The story may seem unbelievable, but the couple has pictures to prove it.
The Vatican’s paper L’Osservatore Romano snapped pictures of the exchange.