Papal video message for Super Bowl
February 06, 2017
Pope Francis issued a video message for Super Bowl LI, in which New England defeated Atlanta 34-28.
“Great sporting events like today’s Super Bowl are highly symbolic, showing that it is possible to build a culture of encounter and a world of peace,” the Pope said.
“By participating in sport, we are able to go beyond our own self-interest, and in a healthy way, we learn to sacrifice, to grow in fidelity and respect the rules,” he continued. “May this year’s Super Bowl be a sign of peace, friendship and solidarity to the world.”
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