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.
I dream of sports as the practice of human dignity, turned into a vehicle of fraternity.
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.
 Address of Pope Francis to soccer players and promoters of the interreligious match for peace, 2014. Paragraph 4.
 Address of the Holy Father John Paul II to the General Assembly of the Catholic Federation of Physical Education and Sports, 1986. no. 3.
 Universal Prayer Intention of the Holy Father entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), August 2016.