A TUFF delegation was invited to The Vatican to meet His Holiness Pope Francis.
Pope Francis greeted the delegation with so much love and affection, blessed TUFF and their football project.
Pope Francis was given a personalised TUFF FC shirt with Francis on the back of the shirt. He spoke to the youth and the Founder/Trustee members of TUFF Anna Prior and Dr Shamender Talwar along with Ben Corbyn (Head of TUFF football development). The youths requested His Holiness Pope Francis to become Patron of The Unity of Faiths Foundation(TUFF) and look after their football project to which the Pope replied ” Yes, but pray for me ”. The Youth replied, ” We will definitively pray for you” and they were overjoyed and enamoured with The Holy Father. We would like to thank Cardinal Vincent Nichols for all his support to create this wonderful youth meeting.
Pope Francis receiving his TUFF shirt from youths and founders Anna Prior & Dr Shamender Talwar
Pope Francis hugs youth members of TUFF
Ben Corbyn(Head of TUFF Football) explains the TUFF football project to the Pope
Pope Francis promises to look after TUFF youth as Patron
Pope Francis signs ‘Francis’ on TUFFs football for the team