Mark Wahlberg told a Philadelphia crowd ‘Go Eagles’ in front of Pope Francis

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Mark Wahlberg To Host Festival Of Families In Philadephia.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A young boy of the Keystone Boys Choir got the chance to meet Pope Francis Saturday night after performing at the Festival of Families in front of thousands. But you know what they say about practice and perfection, so Wahlberg took time out of his busy burger-slinging schedule to rehearse for tomorrow festivities. Wahlberg wasn’t just lending some extra star power to the event — he is someone who has said, “Being a Catholic is the most important aspect of my life.” Of course, he is also someone who has called Tom Brady “a great American hero,” which makes sense, given that Wahlberg is from Boston.

The Pope, in turn, gave him a gift as well. “In 2009 we were the only choir to go to Antarctica and we brought back a rock to save to give to someone special like maybe the President or the Pope, which we just gave it to him, I gave it to him on stage,” he told CBS 3 Eyewitness News. “That right there was truly the voice of an angel,” said Wahlberg. “But then he whispered in my ear that he loved the movie ‘Ted.’ And I told him that was not appropriate for a boy of his age. While introducing Herb Lusk, a former Eagles running back who became a pastor, Wahlberg finished his remarks with, “Go Eagles.” Tale a look: Of course, Wahlberg does have a reasonably strong connection to the Eagles, given that he played local hero Vince Papale (an apt name for Saturday’s events) in the 2006 film, “Invincible.” But he may have to perform a penance or two for his fellow New England fans, especially before the Patriots play the Eagles on Dec. 6. Wahlberg came to Philadelphia early and reportedly taped a segment for Wahlburgers, the A&E reality show that follows his brother Paul’s efforts to expand his chain of the same name.

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