- May 13, 2021
Pope Francis said Wednesday that the greatest danger modern youth face is not the array of problems that surround them, but rather, the temptation to mediocrity – preferring to stay immobile rather than making a leap toward the next step.
In soccer-mad and deeply Catholic Argentina, it’s an article of faith that when the national squad takes the field, God is on their side. So, then, how do Argentines explain the fact that they’ve not actually won the World Cup since 1986, and only reached the finals twice?
Ireland’s national soccer team manager has said it was “very disappointing” that his counterpart for the Northern Ireland soccer team has brought religion into a dispute over player recruitment for the Irish team.
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI’s longtime personal aide says that the former pontiff might have tried to hold on to travel to Brazil for World Youth Day had it been held in 2014, but when it was moved up due to the World Cup, he realized he couldn’t make it and instead resigned.