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The papal World Cup: Benedict XVI’s Germany will face Francis’ Argentina

Pope Francis’ native Argentina will face off against Benedict XVI’s native Germany in the final World Cup match at 3 p.m. EST Sunday (July 13). To reach the finals, Germany defeated Brazil, the host country 7-1, while Argentina beat the Netherlands on in a shootout Wednesday (July 9).

The religious makeup of the popes’ countries are very different, with Argentina skewing Catholic while Germany has a much higher percentage of nonreligious people. Here’s how the two countries break down by religion:RNS-POPES-WORLD-CUPgthumb
T.J. Thomson contributed to this article

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