The Pope welcomes Celtic to the Vatican, despite his breathing problems


Pope Francis received this Wednesday, before the General Audienceat the Scottish football club Celticwho lost this Tuesday Rome he is new lazio (2-0) and mathematically eliminated from Champions League.

Francisco, despite his recent respiratory problems that forced him to cancel his trip to the climate conference Dubai COP28received the Scottish team in a private audience where he dedicated a few words to them about the importance of the spirit of sport over victory itself.

Good morning. Sorry, in this cold I can’t talk much, but I feel better than yesterday. I want to say something. In sport, perhaps the best thing is the freedom, the beauty of playing together” he commented in Italian.

Please don’t lose amateurism, where sport is for sport’s sake. That means a lot. I am thankful for that. It doesn’t matter if you win or not, it doesn’t matter. Everyone fights to win, but victory is not the end, it can be a defeat. Success is all about playing together, playing as a team” added the bishop.

The Pope greeted the members of the Scottish expedition who came to the meeting one by one and, before saying goodbye, he asked them to bring him the specialty of Scotland.

I find that you have a very important specialty in your land, a special “milk” (referring to Scotch ‘whiskey’)… A little is all right!“, he says.

Source: La Verdad


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