For Galilee Catholics, Soccer Scores Higher Than the Pope's Visit

The upcoming World Cup is more likely to be the subject of conversation in two unique Arab towns than this weekend’s visit to Israel by the pope

MI’ILYA, Western Galilee – Argentinean flags are hoisted on many rooftops in this Catholic village, some draping down multistory buildings. A special tribute to the Argentinean-born Pope Francis, due to arrive on his first pilgrimage to the Holy Land this Sunday? Not exactly.