Jay Wright meets the Pope

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Winning a second national title opens a lot of doors. For Villanova coach Jay Wright, that includes at the Vatican.

Fresh off leading the Wildcats to their second title in three years, Wright was with a delegation from Villanova that had an audience with Pope Francis in Rome.

Wright presented Pope Francis with a Villanova basketball signed by members of the Villanova team.

Wright might be without Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges next season, but he may have the Pope in his corner.

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