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Pelé wishes Pope Francis a speedy recovery after his surgery

Pelé wishes Pope Francis a speedy recovery after his surgery

Brazilian star Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pelé’, considered by many to be the best footballer in history, wished Pope Francis a speedy recovery, after the surgical intervention to which he was subjected for a problem in the colon.

«I have a special affection for you, @franciscus. I wish him a quick recovery and I hope that we can meet one day in person. It will be a very happy day for me, “said the legendary former Santos y Cosmos striker on his social networks.

The triple world champion with Canarinha, 80, accompanied his message with a photograph of the Argentine Supreme Pontiff holding a shirt of the Brazilian team signed by the former footballer and given to him by the then president of the country, Dilma Rousseff, in 2014.

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Francisco, 84 years old and a great soccer fan, is admitted to the Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome while he recovers from the operation that was performed on Sunday due to a “diverticular stenosis”, a colon ailment that mainly affects the elderly people.

According to the latest medical bulletin, the pope is “in good general condition, conscious and breathing by himself.” EFE (HN)

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