‘They are close to the Pope’s heart and, therefore, the heart of the Church,’ said Msgr. Melchor Sanchez de Toca, undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
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COMMENTARY: Sport offers everyone — males and females — an opportunity to cultivate virtue, which provides a gateway for athletes to seek a life of holiness in union with the Triune God.
Some competitors made it clear that they were playing for a purpose greater than national pride and a piece of hardware.
“I am not afraid of suffering,” says Catholic karate Olympian Tom Scott. “It will bring me closer to God if I let it.”
Smith has referred to the 2022 Winter Olympics as the “Genocide Games,” due to the U.S. State Department’s determination that genocide against Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minorities in Xinjiang is ongoing.
At just 18 years old, McCallum is one of six women competing in the Tokyo summer Olympic games this year.
World champion Edna Kiplagat prays for perseverance as she keeps her eye on the prize that has eluded her thus far in her 23-year career as a long-distance runner.
Mass and prayer keep the winning athletes focused.
Already revitalized by World Youth Day 2013, the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro is drawing on its experiences from that event to assist with bearing witness to Christ at this month’s Olympics.