The Mayor of Valencia Ximo Puig accompanied by Quico Catalan and by the Archbishop of Valencia, Mr. Antonio Cañizares, all of them on a stage located on the lawn of the Ciutat de València stadium and accompanied by a large group of young people from the stands, they have participated in the annual event of the Scholas Occurrentes project in Valencia -which has been active for five years- in which they have maintained a communication by videoconference with Pope Francis from the Vatican.
Both Cañizares and Quico Catalán -who visibly moved has requested a blessing for the renovated granota enclosure- and Ximo Puig have highlighted the task of Pope Francis during the videoconference with the pontiff, who in his speech, within the solidarity project ‘Pelota de rapo’ , has urged all attendees to “return to the origin”: “We rediscover identity. A person who forgets where he comes from amputates his history. In life, in sport, if we forget the gratuity, we lose the game.”
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The representative of the ‘Escholas occurrentes’ project has presented a Levante UD shirt to the pontiff and has received a plaque commemorating the event that will be displayed in the stadium.