All hail the good lord Diego Maradona

October 30, 2003
BUENOS AIRES, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Maradona ornaments swung from a Christmas Tree and soccer studs hung from a cross as fanatical followers of the former Argentina international raucously celebrated his birth.

Diego Maradona's birthday on Thursday marked the start of the year 43 D.D. -- 'despues de Diego,' or after Diego -- for some 200 Church of Maradona members who met in a swanky club to pay homage to the player.

'In Diego, I think, I feel and I exist,' said Sergio Martina, ...

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