Friday , 4 December 2020

The International Congress 'Faith and Sport' in Vatican

The first International Congress on faith and sport, which opens tomorrow in the Vatican, will gather at the highest level representatives from the world of sport, leaders of different religions, representatives of academia, business and non-governmental organizations involved in the sports world, and many goodwill athletes.

The meeting intends to launch for all humanity a global movement inspired by six overarching principles: compassion, respect, love, light, balance, joy. Institutional partners of the initiative are the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee, while the Allianz Group is a founding partner. IOC president Thomas Bach and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are among the keynote speakers at the conference, the opening ceremony of which is to take place on the afternoon of Wednesday October 5, at the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, and will be presided by Pope Francis.

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