Vatican, Oct. 07 (CWNews.com) – The Vatican’s office on sports– an agency of the Pontifical Council for the Laity–is organizing its first seminar in Rome for November 11-12.
The new Vatican bureau is inviting 45 leaders from the world of athletics to participate in the 2-day discussion, reported Father Kevin Lixey, who is heading the initiative. The objective of the seminar– which will be held in the St. Calistus palace in Rome’s Trastevere section– is to stimulate thought on the Church’s role in the world of sports.
Father Lixey told the I Media news agency that he hopes the seminar will furnish guidance for the future of his bureau. He explained that the Vatican is looking for appropriate ways to provide guidance for sporting associations– whether they are Catholic or not– and thus to encourage a healthy approach to athletic competition. The Vatican is also interested in pointing out models of Christian athletic competition. [Source]
Here is a post I did before when the office on sports was first announced which includes a great (non-photoshopped) picture of the late and great Pope John Paul II. I see now that the post also pointed to our following team captain.