Pope Warns Against Calling Lionel Messi ‘God’

Sky News:– He’s arguably the greatest footballer to ever play the game but fans shouldn’t call Lionel Messi “God”, according to the Pope.

The Pontiff says using the term to describe the Barcelona star is theoretically “sacrilege” and has warned supporters against doing it.

Asked about the subject on Spanish television channel La Sexta, Pope Francis said: “In theory, it is sacrilege. It shouldn’t be said. I do not believe it.”

When presenter Jordi Evole suggested he did believe Messi was God, Pope Francis replied with a chuckle: “I don’t.

“People could call him God, just as they might say ‘I adore you’, but only God can be worshipped.

“[Saying] ‘He’s a god with the ball on the pitch’ is a popular way to express yourself.

“He’s great to watch – but he’s not God.”


  1. First of all sir…”And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.” Mathew 23:9. Secondly 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Mathew 7:3-5.

    Because of your Catholic Organization there are people referring to him as God. Because of the abomination of the catholic organization and that picture of Jesus your organization is perpetuating, causing the world to stray from Jesus Christ and the true teachings of his word. But you people are indeed “Judas” here to fulfill a mission to kill the true living God (only this time the people). “The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.” Mathew 26:24

  2. In Argentina all the Argentines call their sport heroes gods,remember Maradona and the famous hand of God,for the pope to say this,sorry its a waste of time,and they wont pay atention to this nonsence.

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