Updated: June 10, 2021 7:28:53 pm
Pope Francis met with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and other soccer officials on Thursday to offer his blessings before the European Championship kicks off in Rome.
The Argentine-born Francis is an avid soccer fan and a noted supporter of Buenos Aires team San Lorenzo.
Italian soccer federation president Gabriele Gravina also took part in the meeting inside the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican.
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