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Pope Francis meets with Italian Prime Minister

-We have three children, 9, 7 and 5 year old. They are all crazy about soccer.-Ah, that?s a good thing!The Pope even joked when he met a priest who works at the Italian Embassy to the Holy See.-My name is father Marco, I am the ecclesiastical adviser of the Italian Embassy.-Oh, so it?s a clerical embassy! We should increase the level of laity there! ;As a gift, the Prime Minister gave the Pope ; a 16th century book. ; Pope Francis gave Mr. Letta a pen.-Here, this is for you... so you can use it to sign decrees!-My God! That is for demanding decrees!Last April, Enrico Letta was chosen as Prime Minister by ; Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. The appointment came after no one political party was able to reach full majority in the country?s latest elections. BBCTV--BNu:SCar