Pope Francisco, Diego Maradona’s compatriot, sent a third and a letter of condolences to the former player’s family on Thursday, when the star’s body is being watched at the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires. The information is from “Rádio Miter”, from Buenos Aires.
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The pontiff reportedly sent the object of devotion in the early hours of Thursday, so that family members receive it in the middle of the farewell to Maradona. Last Wednesday, Francisco had spoken publicly through his spokesman lamenting the death of the former player, the greatest sports idol in the history of his country.
– The Pope was informed about the death of Diego Maradona, he remembers with affection the occasions of meeting of those years and he remembers him in prayer, as he did in the past days since he became aware of his health conditions – said the director of the Press Room of the Vatican, Matteo Bruni.
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Francisco and Maradona met at the Vatican in September 2014, when the ace handed the Pope a shirt 10 from Argentina. At the time, the star participated in a game for peace at the Olympic Stadium in Rome and said that “the real ace” was the pontiff.
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