Divine intervention? The Pope’s a Sunderland fan

Pope Francis and, below, Sunderland's club chaplain Father Marc Lyden-Smith
Pope Francis and, below, Sunderland's club chaplain Father Marc Lyden-Smith
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SUNDERLAND may have a little extra help for Sunday’s derby against Newcastle – with Pope Francis showing his support to the Red and Whites!

Sunderland’s club chaplain, Father Marc Lyden-Smith, a priest at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Newcastle, met the Pope on Wednesday and presented him with a Black Cats shirt, sparking a frenzy on Twitter after he posted the picture.