Pope Francis Turns to Favorite Sport in Message to Texas Church

Soccer aficionado Pope Francis took a page from his favorite sport's handbook recently in his message to a young man in McAllen, Texas, who had shared his story of adversity during an ABC News virtual audience with the pontiff via satellite.

Ricardo Ortiz, 19, of Houston, told Pope Francis on Monday that he'd lost a soccer scholarship to college once the school had found out he was not a U.S. citizen.

"They informed [me] that I wasn't ab