Even the Pope is celebrating the Cubs' World Series victory

The Chicago Cubs may have won the World Series 13 days ago, but people are still celebrating their victory. And now those people celebrating can count one more among their numbers: Pope Francis.

I can’t be the only person who wants to see the Pope put that hat on, right?

The person who brought him that hat and totally awesome signed baseball is Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, who is Archbishop for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Archbishop Cupich was very involved in supporting the Cubs during the postseason, so it’s only fitting that he should bring the Pope the spoils of victory. Archbishop Cupich even entered into a friendly World Series bet with Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland. If the Cleveland Indians won, Archbishop Cupich would donate and serve Chicago deep-dish pizza to 100 guests at the Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center in Cleveland, a drop-in center for the needy. If the Cubs won, Bishop Lennon would donate and serve a Cleveland-style feast (including pierogi, kielbasa, sauerkraut and green beans) to 100 guests at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s evening supper program.

Archbishop Cupich had some mild reservations about the bet.

When the Cubs were down 3-1, I’m guessing his heart was pounding just a little bit. But when they won, he had the perfect reaction.

Bishop Lennon, of course, made good on the bet.

But since it was for a good cause, Archbishop Cupich also donated and delivered food in Cleveland. So everyone wins! Including the Pope, who now has a hat and a signed baseball. He’ll definitely be ready when baseball season comes around again.

MALMO, SWEDEN - OCTOBER 31: Pope Francis gives a speech during the 'Together in Hope' event at Malmo Arena on October 31, 2016 in Malmo, Sweden. The Pope is on 2 days visit attending Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration in Lund and Malmo. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)
Pope Francis in Sweden, not wearing a Cubs hat. (Getty Images)

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Liz Roscher is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at or follow her on twitter! Follow @lizroscher