Posts Tagged ‘Lionel Messi’

Lionel Messi to play in Vatican’s interreligious peace match

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The Vatican has lined up an international football dream team to play an “interreligious match for peace” in Rome’s Olympic Stadium. Catholics involved include Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Italian international Andrea Pirlo. They will be joined by self-professed “non-practising Muslim” Zinedine Zidane, who manages Real Madrid, and Italian Buddhist convert Read more

Pope Francis meets soccer’s world-class stars

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Pope Francis met with Barcelona football star Lionel Messi and his teammates on the Argentine national soccer squad and Italy’s national team players at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican early this week. The teams met Wednesday in Rome in a friendly match. The pope told the players to remember they are role models on Read more