Friday, May 28, 2010

The Church and the World Cup

What a great website and a great program, in preparation for the World Cup going to South Africa.
Dear Soccer Fans, We are very pleased to welcome you to our website dedicated to the presence of the Catholic Church in South Africa, on the occasion of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

The World Cup has offered a unique opportunity, one we don't want to miss!

For the first time in history of football, a World Cup is organized in Africa. This is an opportunity to highlight the important role that sport plays in our African cultures. Sport requires patience, perseverance, respect ... all values which our societies, and particularly Africa, much need! All values that the Church does not cease to advocate: Charity, dialogue with other religions and cultures, love of neighbour ...

Let us seize this opportunity to offer the world an example of a living church and sports. Let us not be afraid to move forward, has often recalled John Paul II. Let us not be afraid to go full tilt, with faith and courage as athletes!

You will find here regularly updated information regarding the parishes nearby the stadiums where matches will be played, various events offered by the Church, the most important spiritual sites not to miss, as well as reflections on human trafficking, HIV & AIDS, Sport and the Church, etc.

Remember that the only true victory is one that enshrines the dignity of the person!

Enjoy your visit on www.churchontheball.com and... that the best team win!
Also, a great video.

Tip o' the hat to Patrick.

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