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Airline foils pitcher's plan to give pope a Cardinals jersey
By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When St. Louis Cardinals' star pitcher Jeff Suppan flew to Rome to meet Pope Benedict XVI, he planned to present the pope with a team jersey "because the pope had been a cardinal," too.

But Suppan said Pope Benedict never received the white and red baseball shirt "because my luggage was lost" on the flight to Rome.

"I was wearing the same clothes for three days," Suppan told Catholic News Service.

Instead, when the current Cardinals' player met the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger at the end of the pontiff's weekly general audience Nov. 9, Suppan just kissed the pope's ring.

Suppan said he did not know what to say because "it was emotional for me. I was nervous in a different way. I've never been nervous before. I don't really know how to describe it. ... It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience."

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