Cardinals double as sports commentators on Vatican Radio

Vatican Radio has launched a program featuring Italian Cardinals and bishops offering their commentary on the popular Italian Soccer League, mixing in as well reflections on life and faith.

The program, called “Not Only Soccer,” began airing on Vatican Radio as a sports magazine show last Monday.  The 60-minute program airs six days a week.

The first commentary came from Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini, an elderly Roman Cardinal and founder of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, who gave analysis of the last Italian League soccer game.  His commentary was interspersed with other reflections on young peoples’ fanaticism about the game and the power of the media.

Vatican Radio said future programs would alternate between Cardinals and bishops, who will combine their soccer commentary with commentary on current issues ranging from employment to morality.

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