The Celtics may have some divine intervention playing into their offseason roster moves.
Celtics minority owner James Pallotta presented Pope Francis with the team’s jersey on Wednesday at the Vatican. Pallotta was at the Vatican prior to the Copa Italia final (Italian Cup) as part of a visit by the two soccer clubs, AS Roma and Lazio, ahead of the championship game. Pallotta is the president of AS Roma.
The clubs were in St. Peter’s Square as part of a peace initiative ahead of Saturday’s game, and each presented His Holiness with their team jersey. The Celtics jersey was a bonus.
Check out the Pontiff with his mean, green jersey in the photo below.
Photo via Instagram/@celtics