The New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson recently attended a papal audience at St. Peter’s Square during Holy Week. Benson followed custom by kissing Pope Benedict XVI’s famous Fisherman’s Ring, and in return Benson showed the pope a slightly larger ring; his 2009 Saints’ Superbowl ring.
“I said to him I’d like to show you my ring,” Benson told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I told him what it was, you know? It’s a Super Bowl ring.” The newspaper also reports that Benson plans to send the pope a No. 1 Saints jersey with “HOLY FATHER” stitched on the back.