GREETING OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
TO THE SOCCER TEAM OF THE CITY OF LA SPEZIA
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Good morning! Good morning to you all.
First of all, congratulations, because yesterday you did well. Congratulations! In Argentina we dance the tango, and the tango is two-four music [based on two-quarter time]. Today you are 4-2 [referring to the previous night’s victory], and that’s good. Congratulations, and keep going!
And thank you for this visit, because I like to see the effort of young men and women in sport, because sport is a wonder; sport “brings out” all the best that we have inside. Continue with this, because it leads you to a great nobility. Thank you for your witness.
L'Osservatore Romano, Weekly edition in English, 22 January 2021
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