Tue. Jun 6th, 2023

 Manchester United’s Lisandro Martinez celebrates with the trophy after successful the Carabao Cup remaining  on February 26, 2023. (Motion Photographs by way of Reuters)

Pope Francis, a soccer fan like most Argentines, was all smiles when Higher Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham offered him with a Manchester United shirt signed by his compatriot Lisandro Martinez throughout a go to to the Vatican on Thursday.

The Pope obtained the Argentina and United defender’s glass-framed quantity six jersey with the message “Your holiness, with a lot love, Licha”, United mentioned on their web site, in a personal viewers with a delegation of Manchester’s spiritual leaders.

“I believe @Pontifex significantly appreciated this present, offered by @AndyBurnhamGM and the Lord Mayor,” tweeted British Ambassador to the Holy See Chris Trott.

Pope Francis, who was additionally offered with a Manchester Metropolis shirt, was given a signed Lionel Messi shirt by then French Prime Minister Jean Castex in 2021.

World Cup winner Martinez suffered a foot harm final week and can miss the remainder of the season.


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