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Francesco Totti And Louis Saha Meet Pope Francis (PICTURES)

22/05/2013 12:57 BST | Updated 22/05/2013 12:59 BST

The Roman rivalry was put to one side on Wednesday as AS Roma captain Francesco Totti and Lazio striker Louis Saha met Pope Francis in Vatican City.

The duo greeted the Pope at the end of his weekly general audience in St Peter's square and Totti and Saha both provided him with replica shirts of their clubs bearing the name "Papa Francesco 1".

Roma icon Totti, 36, is the club's all-time top goalscorer and this year the Giallorossi celebrated his 20 years at the club.

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Totti greets Pope Francis at St Peter's square

Saha, meanwhile, has only made six appearances for Lazio - one of them a start - since he signed a six-month deal with the club in February.

The papal conclave elected Pope Francis on13 March after Pope Benedict XVI's retirement.

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Saha presents Pope Francis with a Lazio shirt