Soccer

Thumbnail fifa world cup 2014 in brazil credit gisele teresinha via flickr cc by 20 cna 6 18 14 1 Brazilian diocese offers foreign language Masses during World Cup

The Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte – one of the 12 Brazilian cities hosting World Cup matches – has announced a program of multi-lingual Masses and...

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Thumbnail lionel messi credit moonisblack shutterstock cna Despite rumors, soccer superstar not denied Catholic wedding

Lima, Peru, Jun 30, 2017 / 05:05 pm (CNA).- An Argentine diocesan official has clarified that the local archbishop did not deny a sacramental...

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Thumbnail pope francis with the villarreal cf team in vatican city feb 23 2017 credit losservatore romano cna Gratitude is central, Pope Francis tells Spanish footballers

Vatican City, Feb 24, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Meeting with the members of the Spanish football team Villarreal CF on Thursday, Pope...

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Thumbnail 2014 fifa world cup credit brent flanders via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 6 2 15 'Is anyone surprised?' A Vatican response to the FIFA soccer scandal

Amid the new soccer corruption scandal that has rocked the sports world, a Vatican official has called for different sectors of society to unite in...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims in st peters square for the italian sporting centers celebration of sports june 7 2014 credit daniel ibez cna 3 cna 6 7 14 May the World Cup be a 'feast of solidarity,' Pope exhorts

In a video message Pope Francis sent for the start of the World Cup, he outlined the importance of good sportsmanship, stating that this attitude...

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Thumbnail past and present soccer players participate in the 2014 match for peace in romes olympic stadium on sept 1 2014 credit daniel ibez cna 2 cna 9 1 14 Pope Francis' match for peace thrills with positive message

Players, singers and sponsors who participated in Pope Francis' interreligious match for peace have praised him for the idea, stating that it...

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Thumbnail pope francis is given a san lorenzos jersey in st peters square on march 31 2013 credit dan kitwood getty images cna 4 24 15 1 Pope Francis talks about his soccer ‘skills’

Pope Francis is a well-known soccer fan. His favorite team is San Lorenzo de Almagro, one of the most important teams in Argentina, and the Pope...

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Thumbnail san gabriel mission high school soccer San Gabriel Mission High School wins Horizon League championship in soccer, advances to CIF Playoffs

San Gabriel Mission High School (SGMHS) in San Gabriel is proud of their girls’ soccer team, which became the league championship winner.Athletic...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 110918564 Santa Clara soccer star: Heart for the game, faith for the journey

As a walk-on this coming fall, Gabriel Virgen may or may not become the all-league collegiate soccer star his older sister Mayra was at Cal...

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Thumbnail javier pupi zanetti speaks to the press after a match between argentina and usa june 8 2008 credit liana kyle via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 7 14 14 Soccer stars to play inter-religious friendly match for peace

Retired soccer star Javier “Pupi” Zanetti, who was captain of the Argentinean national team and of Inter Milan in Italy, will soon don his cleats...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 82074565 St. Anthony High School announces partnership with world-class athletics club

St. Anthony High School in Long Beach will soon offer a world-class soccer training program with the help of the Club Athletico Boca Juniors, an...

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Thumbnail cameroon 1 This priest in Cameroon evangelizes through soccer

Father William Cañón is a Colombian missionary in Cameroon who transforms into a soccer coach every Sunday, helping to bring joy to some 60 local...

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Thumbnail msgr melchor sanchez de toca y alameda holds a sign with the hashtag in front of the vatican credit pontifical council for culture cna 7 10 14 Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final

The Pontifical Council for Culture launched an effort designed to unite the world in asking for peace in warring countries by observing a moment of...

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Thumbnail fifa world cup 2014 in brazil credit gisele teresinha via flickr cc by 20 cna 6 18 14 World Cup 2014: Pray for soccer players, Mexican cardinal urges

The Archbishop of Mexico has joined Pope Francis in calling on the World Cup to be played in an atmosphere of cordiality, and is encouraging fans...

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Thumbnail yazmin montoya varsity catholic Yazmin Montoya: From soccer star to campus missionary

She’d been an All-CIF soccer player at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, leading her team to two CIF championships. She’d then broken scoring...

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