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2016-01-15 10:07

FORMULA 1 LEGEND: Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher is still reeling from head injuries suffered in a 2013 skiing crash. Image: AFP

London, England - Former Ferrari boss and current FIA president Jean Todt said Michael Schumacher was in the prayers of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, after the Frenchman met with the clergyman in this week.

Schumacher suffered head injuries during a 2013 skiing crash in Switzerland.

Todt sat with the Pope to discuss road safety, but "in view of the positive atmosphere of our conversation", the topic turned to Schumacher, he revealed.

'Close to my heart'

Todt told Vatican Radio: "Michael is close to my heart, as everyone knows, he is part of my family.

"I asked him (Francis) if he would like to pray for him (Schumacher), and he gladly accepted. Francis knows of Schumacher and had also heard of his incident."

Todt said he phoned Schumacher's wife, Corinna, after the meeting to inform her.

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