Ex-World Champion Arthur Abraham was received by Pope Francis in an audience at the Vatican.
“It had always been my dream to speak to the Pope one day,” Abraham said during the meeting.
The German-Armenian boxer handed his boxing gloves from the World Cup as a gift to the Pope. He also asked the Pontiff to bless his World Cup belt.
“I told the Pope about my career as a boxer and said I am very faithful. As a farewell, the Pope wished me all the best for my future life,” Abraham said after the meeting.