The Pope is Holding A Multifaith Sports Conference

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This October the Pope will host a Multifaith Sport Conference. The reason is that Pope Francis first became interested in the healing power of sports when he attended a conference called “Believers in the World of Sports” in 2013, according to Monsignor Melchor Sánchez de Toca Alameda, the Vatican’s Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture. There, the Pope realized that sports could be used to unite people of disparate faiths, nationalities, and races.

“We believe sports can be a powerful tool to make people grow,” Monsignor Sánchez de Toca told SBJ.

Two North American sports marketing companies, Lang Marketing and the Aspire Group, will help the Vatican run the event. The details of the conference have not yet been set, but United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach are expected to be heavily involved.

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