Pope Francis, a soccer fan like most Argentines, was all smiles when Higher Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham offered him with a Manchester United shirt signed by his compatriot Lisandro Martinez throughout a go to to the Vatican on Thursday.
The Pope acquired the Argentina and United defender’s glass-framed quantity six jersey with the message “Your holiness, with a lot love, Licha”, United stated on their web site, in a non-public viewers with a delegation of Manchester’s non secular leaders.
“I believe @Pontifex notably appreciated this present, offered by @AndyBurnhamGM and the Lord Mayor,” tweeted British Ambassador to the Holy See Chris Trott.
Pope Francis, who was additionally offered with a Manchester Metropolis shirt, was given a signed Lionel Messi shirt by then French Prime Minister Jean Castex in 2021.
World Cup winner Martinez suffered a foot damage final week and can miss the remainder of the season.
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