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Church of Maradona Opens in Mexico for Maradona Worshipers

Church of Maradona Opens in Mexico for Maradona Worshipers

While alive, argentine playmaker Diego Maradona was larger than live for his exploits as one of the best footballers the world has ever seen and that Argentina- his country- has ever produced. The narrative continues even in his death as a Church in honour of Maradona opens its doors in Mexico.

The church was opened a Mexican- Marcelo Buchet after consultation with Maradona before his death. Maradona said to me do it stop talking about it, Buchet said an interview.

Maradona died in November 2020 before his 60th birthday. Perhaps, Mexico is the most befitting place for a Church of Maradona because it was at Mexico that Maradona achieved soccer glory after winning the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

Marcelo Buchet, who opened the church, said it was a place “where we can talk about football."

The Maradonian religion has spread to several countries around the world and has more than half a million followers. Maradona became a cult figure in the 1970 to 80s especially in Argentina and around the world. Football lovers with recall Maradona’s fondly the hand of God that gave Argentina victory in World Cup Finals played at Wembley.

Visitors and tourists are welcome "inside the church with the Catholic Stations of the Cross are recreated with photos of Maradona from his childhood to emblematic meetings with the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Pope Francis, writes Melissa Cedi llo.

Also, a pair of large vases bearing soccer balls stand at the entrance to Mexico's first Maradonian church as well as an image of Diego Maradona wearing a charro. The Catholic Stations of the Cross are recreated with photos of Maradona from his childhood to emblematic meetings with the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Pope Francis.

The Church of Maradona celebrates the religion created in Argentina in 1998 by the admirers of Maradona.

 “My Mom and Dad, who are Catholics, say it’s crazy,” said soccer player Andrea Hernández. “But for us, those of us who like soccer, it is very nice that Maradona can have such recognition in Mexico.

The church in the central Mexican city of Puebla, which opened on July 7, celebrates the “religion” created in Argentina in 1998 by the admirers of the late soccer player Maradona.

“My Mom and Dad, who are Catholics, say it’s crazy,” said Andrea Hernández, a 22-year-old soccer player, during a visit to the Maradonian church adorned with posters of Maradona, who played for clubs in Spain and Italy. “But for us, those of us who like soccer, it is very nice that Maradona can have such recognition in Mexico.”


Sources:

Reuters- www.reut.rs/3kn2sRU

Kathmandu Post @kathmandupost

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