Pope Francis named an honorary member of The Harlem Globetrotters

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Pope Francis Named An Honorary Member Of The Harlem Globetrotters
Pope Francis has been made an honorary member of the Harlem Globetrotters.

To commemorate the occasion, the team gave him a framed jersey, which has 'Pope Francis' and the number 90 stitched on the back.

They also took a moment to coach the Pope on one of their signature moves – spinning the ball on one finger.

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Pope Francis named an honorary member of The Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Globetrotters' Hi-Lite Bruton, second from left, Ant Atitkson, third from left, look at teammate Flight Time Lang, right, helping Pope Francis spin the ball on his finger as they meet during the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Harlem Globetrotters' Hi-Lite Bruton, second from left, Ant Atitkson, third from left, Pope Francis, Flight Time Lang and Big Easy Lofton pose for a family picture as they meet during the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
RESENDING TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE CROP OF OSS103 - Harlem Globetrotters' Flight Time Lang, right, helps Pope Francis spin the ball on his finger as they meet during the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Harlem Globetrotters' Hi-Lite Bruton, second from left, Ant Atitkson, third from left, look at teammate Flight Time Lang, right, helping Pope Francis spin the ball on his finger as they meet during the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Harlem Globetrotters' Hi-Lite Bruton, left, Ant Atitkson, second from left, Big Easy Lofton, second from right, look at teammate Flight Time Lang, right, helping Pope Francis spin the ball on his finger as they meet during the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Harlem Globetrotters' Hi-Lite Bruton, left, Ant Atitkson, second from left, Big Easy Lofton, second from right, look at teammate Flight Time Lang, right, helping Pope Francis spin the ball on his finger as they meet during the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Members of the Harlem Globe Trotters basketball team look at Pope Francis as he arrives for his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on May 6, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Harlem Globe Trotters basketball team pose before the arrival of Pope Francis for his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on May 6, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Prior to meeting with the Pontiff, the Globetrotters entertained onlookers in St. Peter's Square with a sampling of their mesmerizing basketball skills.

This wasn't the team's first trip to the Vatican.

They were there in 2000 also and paid a visit to Pope John Paul II, the team granted him an honorary membership as well.
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