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Pope Francis: I Haven't Watched Television Since 1990

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    Pope Francis has not watched television since 1990 after a promise he made many years ago. (Published Tuesday, May 26, 2015)

    One of the most famous figures in the world hasn’t vegged out in front of the television in 25 years.

    In a recent interview with Argentinian news source La Voz Del Pueblo, Pope Francis admitted he hasn’t tuned into TV since 1990.

    Francis told the Spanish-language news source that he doesn't hold anything against TV, just “it's not for me” and that he gave it up in July of 1990 after making a vow to the Virgin of Carmen.

    The Pontiff hasn’t even seen his beloved San Lorenzo soccer team play, he told the paper. But Argetinian does keep up on the Buenos Aries-based team thanks to a Swiss Guard bodyguard who updates him on how the team Francis has loved his whole life is doing.

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    The Pope is headed to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in September. No word yet if he will break his rule and watch TV while in town.