Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Francis loves football

Pope salutes his favourite soccer team
Trotta Michele of Sassano, Italy, holds a large portrait of Pope Francis after attending the general audience.
CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Diverse groups from around the world were present at this morning's general audience, Catholic News Agency reports, but one, the Pope's favourite soccer team, received a greeting from the Pontiff that no one else did.

As he moved through the list of those present at the April 10 assembly, he came to the only delegation from his homeland and said, "Ah, this is very important!"

That group was made up of representatives of the Saint Lawrence Athletic Club, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They made Pope Francis a member in 2008, and after his election as Pope sent him congratulations, along with a new team jersey.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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