Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Pope Francis Congratulates Sports Team on Big Win - the Spezia Football Team Meets with the Pope at the Vatican


Spezia Calcio is a professional football club based in La Spezia, Liguria in Italy.
The club is playing in the Serie A for the first time in its history, after being promoted to the top tier for the first time after play-offs in the 2019-20 season.

GREETING FROM THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

TO THE FOOTBALL TEAM OF THE CITY OF LA SPEZIA

Sala Clementina
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

 Good morning! Good morning to all of you.

First of all, congratulations, because you were good yesterday. Compliments! In Argentina, tango is danced, and tango is two by four music [based on the tempo of the two quarters]. You are 4 to 2 today [refers to the previous night's victory], okay. Congratulations and courage!

And thank you for this visit, because I like to see the effort of young people and young women in sport, because sport is a marvel, sport “brings up” all the best we have inside. Keep up with this, because it brings you to a great nobility. Thanks for the testimony.

Source: Vatican.va and VaticanNews - Image Screen Shot 


No comments: