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​Vatican Cricket team heads to the UK

Catholics and Anglicans will be locked in combat again, as cricketers from the Vatican XI meet the Archbishop of Canterbury’s team at the Kent County ...

A wonderful World Cup

“My hope is that, more than a celebration of sport, this World Cup can be a celebration of solidarity among nations” because “sport is not ...

Men before champions

Men before champions. Role models before famous figures in the limelight. This is truly a “social responsibility” which Pope Francis pointed out to the football ...

Pope Francis roots for a better world

So Pope Francis roots for Inter now? The captain Javier Zanetti of the Nerazzuri hesitated for a moment but then answered the question elegantly and ...

Olympic effects on the British GDP

The positive effects of the Olympics are pulling Great Britain out of the recession. In the wake of the business that the Games brought about ...

Moral perfection, the loftiest value of sport

Moral and spiritual perfection are worth more than any physical achievement and constitute the greatest value of sport. The Holy Father said this to those ...

The real chariots of fire

The occasion of the re-release of David Puttnam and Colin Welland’s extraordinary 1981 film Chariots of Fire , to coincide with the London Olympic Games, ...

Sport and culture for a renewed humanism

Sport is in need of a catharsis against degeneration so that it may return to being a culturally significant phenomenon. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of ...

Putting football to good use

For the European Championship of football — taking place from 8 June to 1 July in Poland and Ukraine — the Pope sent a Message ...

Not just the Clericus Cup

Mario Guarrazzi is a former athletic champion who for years regretted never having won a medal at the Olympics. The desired come back could have ...

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St. Peter’s Square

Nov. 19, 2019