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How does Pope Francis promote peace through soccer?

2015-11-20

(VIDEO ONLY) Pope Francis recently held a private audience at Casa Santa Marta with some of the biggest names in professional soccer, like Atlético de Madrid and Milan. Teams from Argentina, including the Pope's favorite, San Lorenzo de Almargo, were also present.

In the past, Pope Francis has said that sports help young people develop. He has worked with soccer stars to promote his educational foundation, Scholas. It's a global initiative that promotes peace through education and integration of young people.

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