By James Tweedie For Mailonline
Published: 12:47 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 20:10 BST, 1 April 2019
Pope Francis has said that it is sacrilege for people to call Barcelona great Lionel Messi 'God'.
The pontiff was speaking to host Jordi Evole on the 'Salvados' programme broadcast on Spanish TV channel La Sexta when he was asked about people referring to Messi as 'God'.
Evole asked the Pope: 'Is it sacrilege to say that Messi is God?'
Sacrilege: Pope Francis told Spanish TV it was 'in theory' wrong to believe FC Barcelona striker Messi was God
And Pope Francis replied: 'In theory it is sacrilege, you cannot say it, I don't believe. Do