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Papal encouragement for refugee team at Rio Olympics

August 08, 2016

Pope Francis sent a message of encouragement to the refugees who are participating in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The Pope's message is addressed to ten athletes, each one of whom the Pontiff mentions by name. He assures the athletes of his prayers, and his hopes that "your courage and strength find expression through the Olympic Games and serve as a cry for peace and solidarity."


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