Set an example of peace on and off the field

September 2, 2014

The Interreligious Match for Peace took place yesterday at Rome's Olympic Stadium. Pope Francis met with soccer players and organizers of Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace. The Pope thanked the players and highlighted the importance of setting an example for youth.
Ukrainian player Andriy Shevchenko asked pope Francis to pray for peace in Ukraine.

Pope's address to the soccer players: Set an example of peace on and off the field


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