He renders Dick Vitale speechless.
Sorry. Couldn't resist. I'm not a Vitale fan (I prefer less emotive, more analytical sports commentators), but I'm not a hater, either (folks tend to have strong positions on Vitale's brand of hyper-active basketball analysis). Actually, the story and photos are endearing:
“The Pope asked me if I wanted him to pray for something,” Vitale said. “I asked him if he would pray for my family and for peace in the world and he said that he would. He gave me and my wife Lorraine a pair of rosary beads. I didn’t know up until the moment I met him that it was going to happen.
“We went to his summer castle and were among about 1,000 people in the courtyard. I had a letter from Bishop Dewane (Venice Diocese) requesting a meeting. He told me to take it to the Vatican, and I did and then the meeting was arranged. I was shocked. I never thought the meeting would happen.”