At least the pontiff got his nationality right, asking: "Are you Brazilian?"
But he was spared his blushes thanks to an aide who whispered: "He's Pele. He's the world's greatest-ever footballer."
The three-times World Cup winner was then allowed to kiss the pontiff's hand before he was granted a blessing.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
From POPE DOESN'T KNOW PELE: