Not being a Roman Catholic but embracing them as my brothers and sisters in Christ, I have tended to hold the view that it would be good that the Vatican (being technically an independent country and the only one I have entered without being stopped for anything) had it's own football team!
So it is that I have avidly been following Cally's Kitchen with his posts on the developments taking place with this.
But thinking about it, the old chesnuts of political loyalty come to mind, only this time with national sporting events!
For example, should the Vatican football team partake in any international event, how will the latin countries fare in playing against a national team where His Holiness is the Head of State and Patron of the team in question?
And what about the likes of the Dunadan (moderator of Cally's Kitchen), when they watch an England Vs the Vatican match? Will they do what Pope John Paul II did in a Poland Vs Italy match and Pope Benedict XVI in a Germany Vs Italy match (i.e. support one team for the first half and the other for the second)?
Any way you look at it, it will be interesting and I wish Vatican F.C. well.