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Exeter Cathedral pulls out stops for Three Lions

WATCH: God is on England's side (possibly)

The resurrection of the England football team has been such a joy to behold over the past four weeks - and now the Church of England in Devon is bringing on its star players, Exeter Cathedral's organist and bishop, in support.

Pulling out all the stops, the cathedral's organist has been bashing out Three Lions as cheerily as it's possible to be on an instrument that traditionally only plays shades of gloom.

The musician, along with the rest of the Diocese of Exeter and the bishop, are presumably praying for victory. 

And two venues, St Matt's Church in Exeter and its namesake in Plymouth (see how the church is adapting to the modern age by abbreviating the apostle's name) are holding viewing parties after Sunday's evening service so worshippers can follow their idols in the big match.

The Bishop of Exeter, the Right Reverend Robert Atwell says: “I am delighted that England are in the final of the Euros and I will be watching along with everyone else on Sunday night. It is such a great morale boost for the nation and I wish the team all the very best as they prepare for the match.”

Other churches around the county will also be playing the Three Lions on Sunday.

With God on England's side what can go wrong against a team from a catholic nation?

The Pope, who blessed the Euro officials at the Vatican in Rome ahead of the championship, has been too diplomatic to say who his money is on. The Argentinian pontiff is an avid football fan and a supporter of Buenos Aires team San Lorenzo.

 

 

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