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  • Pro soccer player attributes his strength to his faith

    Pro soccer player attributes his strength to his faith

    Taylor Washington found that even when he was doing well on the soccer field he was a bit lost in college. He remembers sitting in an empty classroom on campus one day when he was struck by an epiphany after which he involved himself once again with his Catholicism and his life vastly improved.

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  • Pope Francis meets with legendary German soccer team

    Pope Francis meets with legendary German soccer team

    The Vatican soccer team has played three friendlies against Borussia Mönchengladbach’s team of retired players, the Weisweiler Elf, and a fourth fixture is due to take place in the middle of October. On Wednesday, Pope Francis thanked the German soccer team for their “friendship” with the Vatican.

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  • Pope tells swimmers their sport’s anything but ‘liquid’

    Pope tells swimmers their sport’s anything but ‘liquid’

    Pope Francis, who’s an avid sports fan, told a group of swimmers on Saturday that their sport happens in the water, but it’s anything but ‘liquid,’ meaning ambivalent and lacking points of reference. He called on swimmers to learn lessons from their time in the water, including the importance of ‘making clean again everything that’s polluted, in sport and in life.’

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