Jim Harbaugh spread a little Michigan football team spirit at The Vatican on Wednesday.
After attending a service in St. Peter’s Square Wednesday morning, Harbaugh presented Pope Francis with a pair of Michigan-themed Nike shoes and a Wolverines helmet, according to the Detroit Free Press.
There is no word to describe the inner beauty that shines through the eyes of our Holy Father and his words... "Pray for me" pic.twitter.com/doUpeajuRp
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) April 26, 2017
— Alan Holdren (@AlanHoldren) April 26, 2017
The type of limited edition shoes that Harbaugh planned to give Pope. These are for arch bishop pic.twitter.com/pU3ZA7gsay
— Jeff Seidel (@seideljeff) April 26, 2017
"It's an incredible honor to be here with the Pope," Jay Harbaugh, the coach's son, told the Free Press. "It's almost surreal, We were about 15 yards from him. It's almost other worldly. Most people go their whole lives without seeing the Pope in person. It's pretty special."
When the Pope entered St. Peter's Square, he was met by a bevy of admirers, Michigan football players among them.
"I'm speechless," linebacker Jared Wrangler said. "It's unbelievable. Hard to put into words. I recognized some of it, from hearing it over and over. I was trying to follow along with the words."