Sports and entertainment celebrities expressed their ‘pride’ for the appointment of Pope Francis
Celebrities from entertainment and sports on Wednesday expressed their pride, excitement and happiness over the appointment of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new pope.
Diego Maradona said he was proud of the new Pope: “As I hope to go to Italy to have an audience with him.”
“The football god is Argentine. Pope is now Argentina, one thing that makes feel happy to my country.”
Mirtha Legrand: “It was a bump in Argentina”, said she wept for joy and added that upon hearing the news she was “very excited and I was elated.”
“I’m glad that God gave me life to live this. It ranks as an important country, people speak of Argentina everywhere, and this is something extraordinary”.
Singer Cacho Castaña said he was “happy for Argentine Pope”. “A while ago we were not so happy. People played horn. We are closer to God. “
The former coach of the national team Carlos Bilardo expressed his delight at the appointment of Pope Francisco. “I’m happy with the Argentine Pope. It’s good for people. I went to the Cathedral to see him for an issue and I was received. We talk about football. I went to see him three times.”