In November the Global Game recorded its first visit from servers in the Holy See (domain extension “.va”). Although the pontiff seems an unlikely candidate, despite his recent blessing of compatriot Franz Beckenbauer, numerous possibilities exist within the Curia. Famously, for more than one year now Vatican Radio has offered Non solo sport, a 20-minute program on Mondays (1135–1155 local time) featuring host Luca Collodi chatting up such members of the hierarchy as Fiorenzo Cardinal Angelini, an 88-year-old Roma supporter with well-versed opinions on Italian team selection. After Mass, according to Collodi, Angelini enjoys a look through Corriere dello Sport, a national sports daily. Sean-Patrick Lovett, the director of 105 Live, which broadcasts the show in Rome, says of the regular group of cardinals that join the fray:
These are just sports-loving prelates. [Angelini] speaks more as a sports lover than as a man of God. The outside world doesn’t expect a man of the cloth, especially one wearing a red beret with a gold chain around his neck, to expound on the soccer fiefdom.