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November 9, 2016. While speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, congratulated the new president and hoped that his government "can truly be fruitful."
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Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

November 7, 2016. "In recent weeks, there has been a series of reports regarding some episcopal ordinations conferred without Papal Mandate of priests of the unofficial community of the Catholic Church in Continental China,” explains the Vatican in a letter signed by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke.

Pope Francis to Ronaldinho: Who is better Pele or Maradona?

2016-02-04

(ONLY VIDEO) Pope Francis met with the legendary Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho at the Vatican to launch the inter-religious "match for peace.” It was during the last World Congress in Rome for the Scholas Occurrentes educational network. The match will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on May 29th. 

During the meeting, the Pope Francis put Ronaldinho on the spot by asking him who he thought was the best player of all time; the Argentine Maradona or Pele.

"Who was a better soccer player? Pele or Maradona?”
"Let's just leave them guessing and in suspense.”


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