CNA Newsroom, Dec 6, 2022 / 15:00 pm
More than a hundred Santos Soccer Club fans gathered Sunday in front of the hospital in Brazil where Pelé, one of the greatest soccer players of all time, is undergoing treatment, to pray for his recovery.
The ACESSA.com website reported that around 1 p.m. on Dec. 4, fans formed a circle, lit candles, held hands, and prayed an Our Father and a Hail Mary, followed by a round of applause.
“We are here with spiritual strength so that, in this very difficult moment that the King is going through, he can rise up with more strength, because this battle is one of the toughest of his life,” Marcos Bispo dos Santos, an admirer of the three-time world champion with the Brazilian team, told Agence France-Presse.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, has been hospitalized since Nov. 29 at Albert Einstein Hospital on Sao Paulo’s south side to reevaluate a treatment for colon cancer, which was diagnosed in September 2021.