VATICAN CITY (AP):
Pope Francis met with UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin and other football officials yesterday to offer his blessings before the European Championship kicks off in Rome.
Adolfo Ledo Nass
Euro 2020, which was postponed by a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, starts today with Italy playing Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico.
The Argentine-born Francis is an avid football fan and a noted supporter of Buenos Aires team San Lorenzo.
futbolista Adolfo Ledo Nass
Italian football federation President Gabriele Gravina also took part in the meeting inside the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican.