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On your lines, get set...Go! Vatican prepares fun running match

2013-10-16

In the Bible, its not uncommon to read about a runner, who symbolically trains his skills so he can one day reach heaven. In fact, St Paul would compare sports and faith quite often.     


CARD. GIANFRANCO RAVASI 
President of the Pontifical Council for Culture
"It's just like races in the stadium. Everyone takes part, but only one wins the prize. We all need to do the same. To keep running after our goal.” 

That's precisely why the Vatican included a sporting event as part of 'Year of Faith.' On Sunday October 20th, the street that leads to the Vatican, called 'Via della Conciliazione' will become an improvised running track for both athletes and visitors

CARD. GIANFRANCO RAVASI 
President of the Pontifical Council for Culture 
"The verb itself doesn't just apply to running. It's also about living, working and striving towards something. It's a part of living, so much so that in the Bible, the road is described as life.” 

To promote this message, the Pontifical Council for Culture wants to highlight that faith and sports complement each other quite well. 

CARD. GIANFRANCO RAVASI 
President of the Pontifical Council for Culture 
"Our bodies allow us to carry out one of our basic fundamental traits, which is to play sports. It's simply part of life. Sports are like art and even like faith...One of the tragedies of our generation is that sports and interest in them have been commercialized to the highest extent.” 

The improvised track will be open from 8.30 a.m to noon. The Pope will greet everyone during the Angelus. Among the big name athletes, British Olympic medalist Jason Gardener and Italian tennis player Mara Santangelo will be there. 


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