Pope Francis says that he thinks Lionel Messi is the best footballer of all time.
During lunch in Krakow, Poland - on a trip for the World Youth Day gathering - he was joined by 12 youths and one of them asked him: "Who is better, Maradona or Pele?" and the pope responded: "For me, Messi," without giving further explanation.
A response that the participants at the lunch enjoyed - and none of them were Argentine.
Reports say nearly three million pilgrims made it to the mass he was celebrating on the final day of a five-day to Poland, as the 1,050th anniversary of Poland's adoption of Christianity was celebrated.