(ANSA) – VATICAN CITY, JUL 12 – Pope Francis, hospitalized at the Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome, rejoiced for Italy’s victory in the European Championships and Argentina in the America’s Cup. “In sharing the joy for the victory of the Argentine and Italian national teams with the people who are close to him, His Holiness – reports spokesman Matteo Bruni – dwelt on the meaning of sport and its values, and on that sporting capacity of knowing how to accept any result, even defeat: ‘only in this way – said the pontiff -, in the face of the difficulties of life, one can always put oneself on the line, fighting without giving up, with hope and trust’ “. (HANDLE).
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