PARIS – Argentine tennis player Juan Martin del Potro has revealed that he was robbed at a Paris railway station with thieves making off with a cherished rosary blessed by Pope Francis.
Del Potro was checking in at Gare de Nord in the French capital when he stopped to sign an autograph.
As he placed his bag on the floor, the thieves made off with his possessions which also included his passport and cash.
“I was doing the check-in to ride on the train and then I was asked for an autograph. I turned around to sign it and within 20 seconds (my bag) had been stolen,” del Potro said through his press service.
His rosary, “which I take everywhere,” was blessed by Pope Francis when del Potro played at the Rome Masters earlier this year.