Made up of female staff plus wives and daughter of men working at the Holy See, the team is set to take on AS Roma before a trip to Vienna for a game there.
The Vatican men’s team has been competing for almost 50 years.
Speaking about the Pope’s backing, organiser of the new team Susan Volpini said: “He reminded us that women can adapt to any situation when they put their minds to it.”
The team will be captained by office worker Eugene Tcheugoue from Cameroon.
At the moment no nuns have signed up but the team has issued an open invitation.
Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective. Sign up to our daily newsletter and receive more stories like this straight to your inbox every morning.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?- We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.
What is your response?
If you are not a Christian, and would like to become a Christian. Simply say - "LORD Jesus, thank you for forgiving me of my SINs, today I am deciding to follow you. Accept me into your family, in Jesus name I pray. Amen "
If you still have questions , click here to Contact Us, we are here to help
Unless otherwise specified, the news and opinions expressed are solely the source's and author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Christian Mail.