.- For the tenth time Archbishop Ludwig Schick of Bamberg has received the golden award of German sports, and in response he said, “People should know that the body is a gift from God, and as such it should be given great care.”
According to the Kath.net, the archbishop of Bamberg participated in a popular strength endurance contest, in which he ran the 50 meter sprint in 8.08 seconds. His quick times have earned him the title, “the fastest bishop in Germany.”
The 57 year-old archbishop also participated in other races. He swam 200 meters in 6.57 minutes and leapt 2.2 meters in the standing long jump. In the shot put the archbishop threw for 9.6 meters and finished a 3 kilometer race in just over 15 minutes.
“I very much like participating in these contests,” Archbishop Schick said. “It is very important that the Church strives both spiritually and physically, and it is good to remember that the body is a gift from God and should be given great care.”
Heinrich Hoffmann, the representative in Bamberg of the popular sports awards, and the director of the contests, Manfred Ratzke, bestowed the golden award on Archbishop Schick for the tenth time.