Pope Francis named an honorary member of The Harlem Globetrotters

Pope Francis Named An Honorary Member Of The Harlem Globetrotters
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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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.