Germany vs Argentina: Vatican Calls for Global Ceasefire During World Cup Final

Pope Francis is expected to watch Argentina play Germany in the FIFA World Cup final, at Vatican.

updated: July 11, 2014 20:59 IST
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Pope Francis is a football fan and is expected to back his native Argentina against Germany.


Vatican City: The Vatican on Friday called for a truce in wars around the globe during Sunday's World Cup final, taking to social media with the hashtag #pauseforpeace as a conflict in the Gaza Strip escalates and killings continue in Ukraine. (Complete FIFA World Cup coverage)

"Adherents are asking for a moment of silence around the Sunday, July 13 match to remember those stricken by wars and unrest worldwide," the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture said in a statement.

The statement said that some people were asking for a moment of silence at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro itself, although there has been no official announcement on this from FIFA.

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