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Laity, Family and Life: New Document on Sport

‘To Give the Best of Oneself’

On June 1, 2018 the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life will publish a new document entitled “To Give the Best of Oneself. On the Christian Perspective of Sport and of the Human Person.”

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery; researcher Antonella Stelitano, member of the Italian Society of the History of Sport (Societa Italiana di Storia dello Sport); Jesuit Father Patrick Kelly, Professor of Theology at Seattle University (U.S.A.) and Santiago Perez de Camino, in charge of the Dicastery’s “Church and Sport” Office, will present the text, to be published in Italian, English and Spanish.

According to a Holy See press release, numerous lay collaborators took part in the document’s redaction, among others Italian Daniele Pasquini, President of the CDI Rome (sports center); Dries Vanysacker, Professor Theology at the KU Leuven University at Louvain (Belgium); Alexandre Borges de Magalhaes, General Coordinator of the Christian Life movement of Peru and Manoj Sunny, former Olympic athlete in India and Founder of the “Jesus Youth” Movement.

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