Pope Francis has said his countryman Lionel Messi is the best footballer of all time. The head of the Catholic Church was speaking in Krakow, Poland, on a trip for the World Youth Day.

He was joined by 12 youths and one of them asked him, “Who is better, Maradona or Pele?”. He simply responded: “For me, Messi,” without giving further explanation.

Let’s say he is throwing is support for is fellow Argentina but isn’t Messi the greatest?