Lionel Messi kept his promise. The best player in the world has offered one of his Barcelona jerseys to the supreme pontiff.
The Argentine star has dedicated this tunic to his compatriot Francis , big fan of the club of San Lorenzo . According to Rmcsport , Pope Francis received a nice present on Wednesday. “The collection of Pope Francis, big fan of football, has expanded Wednesday with a piece of great value,” Le Vatican announced.
The shirt, which bears the signature of the four times Golden Ball holder and the inscription “with great affection,” was given to the new Pope at the end of the general audience by the undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Bishop Miguel Delgado , a native of Barcelona.
Last Monday, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy , received in audience had given to the new pope, a red jersey of the national football team, signed by all the players.