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Sport: an educational and pastoral challenge

International Sport Seminar

Rome, 7-8 September 2007

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Sport: an educational and pastoral challenge

On the 7 and 8 of September 2007, the “ Church and Sport ” Section of the Pontifical Council for the Laity hosted an international seminar on the theme: “ Sport: a pastoral and educational challenge”. The aim of the seminar was to reflect on the role of the priest as a sports chaplain since he can... Read more

Proceedings of the Seminar

"... Together with its extraordinary educational potential, sport can also play a decisive role in helping people to find a greater sense of meaning in a life that is subject to serious moral or physical challenges, such as the many disabled people who regain a sense of self esteem and find new courage in facing their difficulties through the practice of a sport. Nor should we underestimate in our globalized world, the contribution that sport can make in fostering a cultura that is rooted in solidarity and fraternity.  At the centre of the seminar's reflection stood the figure of the sport chaplain, a key protagonist in manifesting the presence of the Church within the world of sport.  At the end of this publication of the seminar proceedings, we have included a small selection of papal discourses that further manifest... Read more

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