During the early morning, God’s representative on earth had a long conversation with Roberto Carles, Argentine ambassador to Italy, and reflected on the unfortunate death of the soccer idol. Among other things, Jorge bergoglio you He asked me to bring the “String of accounts” closer to DT’s ex-wife which is used to pray the Rosary in the Catholic religion. And that pass on a few words on his behalf.
The Pope asked to convey to Claudia Villafañe that he had prayed for Maradona, that he had him in mind in recent days and that the plea was extended to the family.
In the early hours of the day, Carlés arrived at Casa Rosada and fulfilled the Pope’s special request. Apart from giving him the symbol, he told his mother dalma and Gianinna some details of the talk he had with Francisco.
He said that Bergoglio had prayed a lot for Maradona and that he had kept him in mind these days. And that, also, that supplication to God, extended to his family.
THE GOOD RELATIONSHIP OF MARADONA AND POPE FRANCIS
Francis and Maradona they had three meetings, after the former cardinal assumed his role at the Vatican. The meetings were three years in a row, during 2014, 2015 and 2016, and the relationship was endearing… The admiration was mutual.
Francisco sent Villafañe a rosary to accompany the soccer idol’s farewell.
Diego loved him very much and for the Pope, a football fan at heart, he was not only the most important athlete of the night but also had a special meaning. In times when he was installed in Germany, fulfilling his priestly obligations, the 1986 World Cup was one of the reasons that made him feel close to his homeland. In that championship the 10 reached the maximum performance of him, obtaining the World Cup.
And, despite the loneliness that he knew how to feel thousands and thousands of kilometers away, that triumph was a mime to his heart although, of course, at the moment of victory he claimed to have felt “more alone than ever” having no one to share joy with. Francisco is a football fan at heart: in Buenos Aires, he used to attend the matches of San Lorenzo Almagro, a club of which he is a fan. He shouldn’t stand out: one of the club’s four nicknames (the other three are “Los Cuervos”, “Los Azulgranas” and “Los Gauchos de Boedo”) is “Los Santos”.