Italy WCup Pope’s Message

In this photo taken on Sunday, June 1, 2014, the image of Pope Francis is projected on a giant screen during a meeting with faithful at Rome’s Olympic stadium. Pope Francis has a message for the World Cup: Let football be a showcase for teamwork and solidarity, not an exhibition of racism and greed. The Argentine-born, football-loving pope recorded a video message that will be broadcast on Brazilian television ahead of Thursday, June 12, 2014 opening match between Brazil and Croatia. In it, Francis said football teaches three lessons that can promote peace and solidarity around the world: the need to train and work hard to reach goals, the importance of fair play and teamwork, and the need to respect and honor opponents. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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