Informed of the death of Argentine soccer champion Diego Armando Maradona, Pope Francis thought back with affection to the occasions of meeting him in recent years and he is remembering him in prayer, as he has done over the last days, on learning of his state of health,” said on Wednesday evening, at about 9:00 pm November 25, 2020, Matteo Bruni, Director of the Holy See Press Office. Maradona said at one point: “I’m Francis’ first fan.”
Diego Armando Maradona died at 60, on November 25 in his home in a Buenos Aires suburb. He had met with his illustrious compatriot Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2014 and in 2015, as attested by a Vatican Media video in 2014.
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