Wow Football Fans Form Prayer Chain Around Hospital of FIFA's Greatest Pelé - Soccer's Edson Arantes do Nascimento of Brazil
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, age 82, is a Brazilian former professional soccer player. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and is called "the greatest" by FIFA. A large group of his fans formed a prayer chain around his hospital.
Hundreds of Santos Football Club fans gathered, on December 4th, in front of the hospital in Brazil where Pelé is hospitalized.“May Pele recover soon. A shame, in the middle of the world cup, to see him hospitalized” , said a follower. “I am very worried about Pele! Let's pray for him people”, asked another. “ May God protect Pelé! Our pride, everything will be fine” , highlighted a third.
ACESSA.com reported on December 4th, fans in a circle, lit candles, held hands and prayed a Our Father and a Hail Mary, followed by a round of applause.
“We are here with a spiritual strength so that, in this very difficult time that the King is going through, he can rise stronger, because this battle is one of the toughest of his life,” told AFP Marcos Bispo dos Santos, fan of the three ve ces world champion with brazil.
Pelé has been hospitalized since November 29 at the Albert Einstein Hospital, south of Sao Paulo, Brazil to reevaluate treatment for colon cancer, which was diagnosed in September of 2021.
“I want to keep everyone calm and positive. I am strong, very hopeful and following my treatment as usual," he said from his Instagram account.
“I have a lot of faith in God and every message of love I receive from you all over the world keeps me full of energy. And watch Brazil in the World Cup too! ”, he added.
"We hope Pelé recovers, we know this is a very difficult time in his life. This is just a tribute from people who are from Santos, so he knows we are here cheering him on and praying for him," said fan Ciro Estivalli.