The recently finished Soccer World Cup witnessed that sport has a significant impact on human beings and relations between cultures, nations and religious traditions. And the “Universal call to the sainthood” involves even sport, according to Fr. Patrick Kelly, SJ, Ph.D., is associate professor of theology and religious studies at Seattle University. He contributed as an expert to the revision of “Giving the best of yourself: a document about the Christian perspective and sport and the human person,” the most complete document ever published by the Vatican on sport.
It does not mean “uncritical acceptance”, however, of any side of the sport. But “in order to really understand

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