Vatican City launches athletics team; aims to go to the Olympics
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The Vatican has launched an athletics team with the aim of competing in international competitions – including the Olympics – as part of an agreement signed with the Italian Olympic Committee (Coni).
About 60 Holy See runners – Swiss Guards, priests, nuns, pharmacists and a 62-year-old professor who works in the Vatican’s Apostolic Library – are the first accredited members of Vatican Athletics. It is the latest iteration of the Holy See’s longstanding promotion of sport as an instrument of dialogue, peace and solidarity.
Team members wearing navy track suits bearing the Holy See’s crossed keys seal attended the launch. Vatican pharmacist-runner Michela Ciprietti said the aim of the team is not exclusively competitive but rather to “promote culture and running and launch the message of solidarity and the fight against racism and violence of all types”.
I really like how they tacked on the librarian professor at the end, almost like zoidberg.
Holy See Runners sounds like a engrish title to some obscure japanese game about religious figures having a running contest.
Does this mean that the Vatican acknowledges the existence of Olympian Gods?
Surely divine intervention should be counted as cheating
Do they walk over water instead of swimming?
They come in last in every competition and all of christendom loses faith
how long til the molestation scandal
They better have 1 corinthians 9:24 as a motto:
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it."
Boxing is going to be a tough one, what with turning the other cheek and all
jesus was a hardass, he beat up those moneylenders and broke their benches, to say nothing of "i didnt come here to bring peace, only a sword" and "thinkest thou that I cannot call out, and that my father would not immediately send more than 12 legions of angels?" He was only against unnecessary violence
Get swole for Jesus.
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