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Pope Francis meets with soccer legend...again!

2014-09-04

Once again, Pope Francis met with Argentinian soccer legend, Maradona. 

It marked their second meeting in just days. On September 1st, they also met just hours before the first inter-religious soccer match for peace was played in Rome. 

The meeting was short, but Maradona seemed very excited

The Pope gave his fellow Argentinians a few rosaries and he signed a soccer jersey for the soccer star. 

Of course, there was also time for some laughs. 

Before leaving, the soccer star gave the Pope a heartfelt hug

"I love you” 


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