Among the innumerable chess championships is also Clericus Chess, held this year for the fifth time, with an innovation: the competition is no longer reserved to priests since deacons, seminarians of any nationality, altar servers and religious will be able to take part, thus including sisters and nuns of every order recognized by the Holy See. The project to be held in Rome on 30 November and 1 December will conclude with one international ranking and one for the Italian title. However, a few weeks before the beginning of the competition Giuseppe Sgrò, in charge of organizing it, announced that in fact no woman would be taking part in it: “the truth of the matter is that sisters are unable to leave their activities, they have no one to replace them, unlike what happens with priests who, with their bishop’s permission, may be replaced during the days of the competition by an assistant priest”.
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