(Vatican City) Pope Francis received famous American actor Sylvester Stallone, accompanied by his wife, daughters and brother, at the Vatican on Friday for a brief private audience.

To the Pope who told him, through his interpreter “we grew up watching your films”, the actor who played Rambo and Rocky responded by raising his fists, in a boxer pose, and telling the Pope “ready for boxing?” », After which François also raised his fist, smiling.

Sylvester Stallone has Italian origins, his father being a Sicilian who emigrated to the United States where the actor was born.