“We have decided to make sure that sport at the Vatican is no longer a spontaneous, but an institutional, experience, precisely because sport is a fundamental component of society and contemporary culture.”
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, stressed this when presenting Athletica Vaticana, the first Sports Association established in the Vatican, and the Bilateral Agreement with the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), to press on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in the Holy See Press Office.
“Sport,” the Cardinal reminded, “is a universal language, and so we wanted that among the many who speak this language throughout the

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