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Trapattoni to Meet the Pope

Soccer coach Giovanni Trapattoni has been invited to attend the World Youth Day celebrations in Cologne next week by none other than Pope Benedikt XVI. Italian Trapattoni, who coaches the German club, VfB Stuttgart, responded to the personal invitation saying, "I am greatly looking forward to meeting the Pope. It is an experience I shall remember for the rest of my life." The 66-year-old star coach was selected by the Vatican because of his public image as a practising Catholic and supporter of youth work. The meeting between the two men is scheduled for August 17th

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