Saturday, October 1, 2022

Francisco, the most football-loving pope in history, ‘signs’ to CD Tenerife

He is 85 years old and has a knee that puts him on a path of bitterness, to the extent that on his return from his recent trip to Canada he admitted to the press that he does not refuse to follow the example of his predecessor are no more waiting for La Parka to leave its current position. His name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio, although he chose the name Francisco in a fifth vote held during the second day of the conclave on March 13, 2013, he was elected as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church and, therefore, the eighth from Vatican City. Sovereign.

Francis, of course, is not just any pope. Not only is he the first Latin American to sit in the Peter’s chair, but he is also the first Jesuit Holy Father (his name was chosen by Francis of Assisi) in the history of the Catholic Church, which has implications for what it refers to as religious and organizational. the vision.

But at the same time, as a man of his time, this man born in Flores (Buenos Aires) is, undoubtedly, the most football-loving Pope ever, known as this staunch ‘Cervo’ fan, San Lorenzo de Almagro, as the team of his love, is popularly known. Since yesterday, his equally famous passion for football has included a special focus on Club Deportivo Tenerife, whose main leaders, on the occasion of events in honor of the centenary of its foundation, presented him with a personalized shirt with a dorsal in the Vatican. presented with. Number 10 (the one who usually looks the best in any team) included senior regional and local leaders such as the president of the Canary Islands, ngel Victor Torres, or the head of Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín.

The evening had its own glorious moments, such as the president of Birias, Miguel Concepcion, taking the opportunity to ask the Pope to “give him a little hand” with the long-awaited promotion to the First Division, while the Roman Pontiff joked when He was interested in the cold in Tenerife after receiving a blue and white scarf.

For his part, Torres did not miss the opportunity to invite Francis to visit the Canary Islands, an area where a bishop of Rome never set foot. The one who came closest to doing this was the Polish John Paul II (known as the itinerant pope), who considered including the islands in a tour of several African countries, but with Spanish diplomacy, then Francisco Fernández Ordóez. Under leadership, discouraged them at first. Fears that the pro-independence campaigns then represented by Mapaike continued to rise.

It doesn’t seem likely that Francisco will be visiting the Canary Islands given his age and health condition, but at least he’s already signed up for Tete’s cause.

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