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On the Pope’s team ‘there are no barriers’: papal encouragement before soccer match

November 22, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis addressed players taking part in a friendly soccer game between the “Pope’s Team—Fratelli Tutti” (named after the Pope’s third encyclical letter) and a Croatian-based team of members of the Roma people.

The Pope’s team included priests, Vatican employees, migrant children and a young man with Down syndrome.

”All children have the right to grow up together without discrimination,” the Pope said. “Sports is a place of encounter and equality, and can build communities through bridges of friendship.”

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