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Maradona hopes to meet Pope Francis

'Audience as soon as I come to Italy' says Argentina great

13 March, 21:42
Maradona hopes to meet Pope Francis (ANSA) - Naples, March 13 - Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona is hoping to meet his countryman Pope Francis I, the ex-Napoli player and former Argentina coach said after the election of Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio Wednesday.

"As soon as I come to Italy I hope to get an audience with him," Maradona told his Italian lawyer Angelo Pisani on the phone from Dubai.

Maradona, who won two titles with Napoli in the late 1980s and the 1986 World Cup with Argentina, is currently a global ambassador for the Dubai Sports Council