Pope John Francis was blessed by University Of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh who gave him the gift of ‘Michigan’ Air Jordan 5s.

Harbaugh also gave the Pope a Michigan Wolverines helmet with the number 266, referencing John Francis as the 266th Pope.

The exclusive ‘Michigan’ Air Jordan 5s displayed signature Michigan navy and yellow colours with the ‘M’ printed on the outer heel.

It is not known exactly why Harbaugh gave the Pope a pair of sneakers but it did turn out to be a good publicity stunt for the university.