December 17, 2012. (Romereports.com)
The Pope met with Olympic and Paralympic medalists from Italy at the Vatican on Monday. Benedict XVI emphasized many of the positive aspects of athletics
and emphasized how, even in the competitive world of sports, the work of the new evangelization can be carried out. BENEDICT XVI
“Every sport both amateur and competitive, requires fairness in competition, respect for the body, and a sense of solidarity.
Sport, he said, is important because it reveals man to himself and gives him a profound understanding of the value of his life.”
One of the most emotional moments during the audience happened when this Olympic medalist asked the Pope for a special blessing for her future child.