Messi wants to meet fellow Argentine Pope Francis
Lionel Messi feels ”proud” that Pope Francis is a fellow
Argentine and wants to meet the new head of the Roman Catholic
Messi spoke Thursday for the first time on Pope Francis after
training with the rest of the Argentina squad for Friday’s World
Cup qualifier against Venezuela in Buenos Aires.
Pope Francis is a former archbishop of Buenos Aires and
life-long supporter of soccer club San Lorenzo, which is based in
the Argentine capital. Messi grew up as a fan of Newell’s Old Boys,
a team located in the city of Rosario.