Venerdì, 21 Settembre 2018
VATICAN CITY

Pope Francis calls greetings to Argentine soccer players

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Vatican City, April 10 - Pope Francis, who is not
only a pontiff, but also a soccer fan, called out greetings in
Spanish to members of his favourite club from Argentina in St.
Peter's Square Wednesday.
During his weekly public audience, Francis singled out the
members of Club Atletico San Lorenzo de Almagro, the Buenos
Aires soccer team the pope supports.
He sent a special letter earlier to the club's president
Matias Lammens, recalling how he had been an ardent fan since
the club's "glorious campaign of '46," when Francis was only 10
and San Lorenzo won the Primera Division.
That division ranks at the top of Argentina's soccer league
system.
"That goal by Pontoni," Francis wrote with enthusiasm,
referring to a decisive score by Rene' Pontoni, one the players
of the club's legendary Golden Trio.
The pope, who was born in Buenos Aires, also urged team
leaders to bring the same passion to their faith as they do to
the game.
"I ask that in addition to the passion for soccer,
cultivate the friendship with Jesus, the true friend who will
always be with you in happy times and even in those difficult
times".

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