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Former international athlete to be Catholic chaplain at Olympics

July 02, 2012

Among the Catholic chaplains at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be Father Geoff Hilton of the Diocese of Salford, England: a priest who has an impressive record of personal involvement in athletic competition.

Father Hilton not only played soccer and rugby at a high level of competition, but once reached the final round of a national badminton championship. He later became a rugby referee, officiating at World Cup tournaments.


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