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LIVE: Pope meets football players to discuss sport values

The pope is meeting with former football players at 12 p.m. Rome time. It is part of the event “Il calcio che amiamo,” “The football we love.”

It is organized by the Italian newspaper “La Gazzetta dello Sport” and 6,000 boys and girls are attending the meeting. They are students from schools in Lazio and Abruzzo.

Among the sport stars present are Javier Zanetti, Samuel Eto'o, Arrigo Sacchi, Roberto Mancini, Claudio Ranieri and Franco Baresi.