Bucs kicker nominates Pope Francis, Shakira for Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral, and one member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has nominated a divine figure to join the effort. Pope Francis.

TAMPA, Fla. --The Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral, and one member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has nominated a divine figure to join the effort.

Pope Francis.

Tuesday night, kicker Connor Barth posted a picture of fellow Bucs specialists, punter Michael Koenen and punter/kicker Pat Murray, taking part in the ice-cold activity to raise awareness for ALS. Barth wasn't done when dry, though. He passed on the challenge to Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith, pop star Shakira and, yes, the Pope himself.

The ball, er, bucket is in your court, Vatican City.

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