Monday, February 1, 2010

From Rome to Vancouver

Pope Benedict XVI couldn't be in Vancouver personally for the 2010 Winter Olympics, so he sent us the next best thing: a letter and a blessing, signed by him. (It made several rounds in our office when it arrived, and we checked!) In the letter he makes an appeal for sport being a valued building block of peace and friendship between peoples and nations. He also compliments the ecumenical sports movement More Than Gold, which the Archdiocese of Vancouver has worked closely with throughout the run-up to the Games. Finally, he offers his blessing on "all associated with the celebration of the XXI Winter Olympic Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games." So if you're celebrating, consider yourself blessed!

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