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  • Giro d’Italia cycling race set to begin in Jerusalem, and end in the Vatican

    Giro d’Italia cycling race set to begin in Jerusalem, and end in the Vatican

    Italy’s premier cycling event might be making a stop at the Vatican in 2018. The Giro d’Italia is reported to be planning a Jerusalem start to the Vatican tour. It is not the first time the Giro has come to the world’s smallest state. In 1974, Blessed Pope Paul VI greeted the riders at the beginning of the race.

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  • The ‘pope’s runners’ will debut Vatican colors in next Roman race

    The ‘pope’s runners’ will debut Vatican colors in next Roman race

    Though the Olympic games may only remain a fantasy for the foreseeable future, the ‘pope’s runners’ will debut the Vatican colors September 17 for the year’s first interreligious marathon, the Via Pacis, which will start and end at Saint Peter’s and pass before Rome’s synagogue and mosque as well as the Waldensian and Orthodox churches.

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  • Francis meets Brazilian soccer team struck by air tragedy last year

    Francis meets Brazilian soccer team struck by air tragedy last year

    A delegation from the Chapecoense soccer club met with Pope Francis during his general audience on Wednesday. Most of the team’s staff and players were killed last November in a plane crash in Colombia. The Brazilians are in Rome to play A.S. Roma, in a charity match to raise funds for the club’s rebuilding, and the pope asked them to communicate the “sweetness of God’s love.”

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