Cubs' World Series win makes waves in the Vatican

Pope Francis waves to the crowd at St Peter's Square.
Pope Francis waves to the crowd at St Peter's Square. Alessandra Tarantino

BASEBALL: There now could be a Cubs cap taking pride of place somewhere in the Vatican.

After Chicago's amazing drought-breaking World Series win earlier this month, Pope Francis has received a blue Cubs cap and a baseball signed by the team from Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich, who posted a photo on Twitter.

"News of the @Cubs win reached all the way to the #Vatican! @Pontifex can now celebrate with us and he asks for our prayers,” Cupich tweeted.

The Argentinean pope, who is, no surprise, a big soccer fan, will ordain Cupich as a cardinal on the weekend, but before that came the important matter of talking baseball.

The Cubs needed a miracle to win their first title in 108 years. They won the best-of-seven match-up after coming back from a 3-1 deficit.

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