The Argentine ambassador to Rome, Roberto Carlés, was present at the private ceremony held at the Hall of The Original Peoples, to give him personally and on part of Pope Francis a rosary blessed with the family of Diego Maradona. He also transcended that he addressed words of comfort and greeted his entire family. Yesterday, the papal spokesman, Matteo Bruni, said that «the Pope is informed of the death of Diego Maradona and remembers with affection the occasions of encounter of these years.» He added: «He remembers it with prayer, as he did in the days since he learned of his health conditions.» Maradona visited Francis at the Vatican in 2014, 2015 and 2016, meetings in which he participated in solidarity activities convened by the pontiff. In addition, the Vatican remembered him as the «poet of football» and argued that «the world of sport mourns the death of Argentine footballer Diego Armando Maradona, considered by many to be the greatest player of all time.» A life that from the first walks through the popular neighborhood of Villa Fiorito to the last moments in his house in Tigre, at the age of 60, has never separated from his love for his homeland, his beloved Argentina,» he added.
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