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Thanks to Saint Peter's Cricket Club, the Vatican also plays cricket

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October 23, 2013 (Romereports.com) Helmet,bat, ball and gloves: crickets lovers can now find somewhere to playin the Vatican. Its Culture Department has created SaintPeter's Cricket Club,a team for priests and seminarians that want to keep batting the ballwhile staying in Rome. The idea, though, came from Australia'sAmbassador to the Holy See. 


JOHNMC CARTHY 
Ambassadorof Australia to the Holy See 
"Thereare a significant number of seminarians and priests in Rome who areinterested in playing cricket. Many of them have all played cricket.” 

MGRS.MELCHOR SÁNCHEZ 
Vicesecretary, Pontifical Council for Culture 
"Thecoach will choose the best 11 players to play against other teams.Hopefully, they will be good enough. And if they lose, at least theywill lose with honor.” 

Cricketis very popular in the UK, but not in the rest of Europe. In fact,only foreigners play in Italy's national team. SaintPeter's Cricket Clubwill also depend on South Asian countries, like India, where thesport is widely played. 

MGRS.MELCHOR SÁNCHEZ 
Vicesecretary, Pontifical Council for Culture 
"TheCatholic Church is universal: in fact 'catholic' means 'universal.'Soccer plays a very important role in seminaries, but more than halfof the world's population lives in Asia, the South and East of theworld, and no one there plays soccer, but rather cricket. That's whycricket must be present in the formation of our priests andseminarians.” 

TheAustralian Ambassador to the Holy See has great dreams for SaintPeter's Cricket Club:he hopes that someday the team will play against the team of theChurch of England, and, why not, also against Muslim teams. 


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