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This priest in Cameroon evangelizes through soccer

May 25, 2016 - 04:11 pm .- Father William Cañón is a Colombian missionary in Cameroon who transforms into a soccer coach every Sunday, helping to bring joy to some 60 local children through sport and camaraderie.

How to watch the Super Bowl with a clean conscience

Feb 6, 2016 - 05:59 am .- Controversy has erupted in recent weeks over a beloved American pastime and – considering the risk it poses – whether or not the game of football is even worth it.

Pope Francis announces second soccer 'Match for Peace'

Feb 5, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Sitting alongside soccer stars such as Ronaldinho and Bryan Ruiz on Wednesday, Pope Francis announced that a second edition of his 2014 interreligious match for peace will take place in May.

Faith on the football field – Fargo high school stands up for religious freedom

Nov 16, 2015 - 05:23 pm .- A Catholic high school in North Dakota believes prayer is at the heart of every activity – even a football game. 

Pope Francis' match for peace thrills with positive message

Sep 2, 2014 - 01:00 pm .- Players, singers and sponsors who participated in Pope Francis' interreligious match for peace have praised him for the idea, stating that it promotes good values important for youth today.

Argentine national soccer team sends autographed jersey to Pope

Jul 20, 2014 - 06:01 am .- In a gesture of gratitude and affection, the Argentinean national soccer team, which lost Sunday to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, sent Pope Francis an official team jersey autographed by each of its players.

Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final

Jul 10, 2014 - 11:53 am .- The Pontifical Council for Culture has launched an effort designed to unite the world in asking for peace in warring countries by observing a moment of silence during the final game of the World Cup.

Brazilian diocese offers foreign language Masses during World Cup

Jun 20, 2014 - 01:03 pm .- The Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte – one of the 12 Brazilian cities hosting World Cup matches – has announced a program of multi-lingual Masses and cultural events for those attending the tournament.

Chilean bishop: World Cup should remind us of human dignity

Jun 19, 2014 - 01:58 pm .- The World Cup should be an opportunity to emphasize that all persons, soccer players included, have worth because of their human dignity and not because of their physical condition, a Chilean bishop has said.

World Cup 2014: pray for soccer players, Mexican cardinal urges

Jun 18, 2014 - 10:44 am .- The Archbishop of Mexico has joined Pope Francis in calling on the World Cup to be played in an atmosphere of cordiality, and is encouraging fans to pray for the men playing in the tournament.

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