La Liga - Spain fail to get blessing for Pope visit - Yahoo! Eurosport: "World champions Spain have been forced to abandon plans to visit the Pope at the Vatican on Monday - due to the Champions League.
Valencia face Schalke on Tuesday night while Barcelona visit Arsenal a night later in the opening legs of matches in the last 16.
Spain dedicated winning the World Cup in South Africa to Pope Benedict XVI and were invited to meet 'Il Papa', who has welcomed the Internazionale squad to the Vatican in recent years."
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