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Papal message for interreligious soccer match

Catholic World News - September 03, 2014

Pope Francis recorded a video message that was played during an interreligious soccer game in Rome.

The September 1 game, in which 50 soccer stars took part, raised funds for poor children in Buenos Aires. Earlier in the day, the Pope had received the players in audience.

“I’m glad you have come together for this game, which is very symbolic,” Pope Francis said in the video message, according to a Vatican Radio report. “It is a match which highlights the union of the teams, and the union of all those attending as spectators, the desire of all for peace.”

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