8 AUGUST 2016 – Sports, a culture of encounter

Sports make it possible to build a culture of encounter among everyone for a world of peace.[1]

I dream of sports as the practice of human dignity, turned into a vehicle of fraternity.[2]

Do we exercise together this prayer intention?

That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between people and may contribute to peace in the world.[3]


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[1] Address of Pope Francis to soccer players and promoters of the interreligious match for peace, 2014. Paragraph 4.

[2] Address of the Holy Father John Paul II to the General Assembly of the Catholic Federation of Physical Education and Sports, 1986. no. 3.

[3] Universal Prayer Intention of the Holy Father entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), August 2016.


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