Friday, December 22, 2006

Vatican Football Team

You can tell it's silly season for the press when the Telegraph carries a quarter page article announcing that the Vatican was planning to get form a Vatican team, comprised of seminarians, to compete in Serie A, Italy's first division. Yesterday the new football fan Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone was asked about the proposal on Vatican Radio. "It is impossible... I have other things to do than to attend to a Vatican football team".

Lest any potential vocations be put off by the clarification I'm putting up this photo which shows a rather impressive backdrop for a seminarians v Swiss Guards game. And also the tantalising news from Il Gazetto dello Sport that Cardinal Bertone is promoting a soccer championship for next year, in which religious, seminarians and priests who study or work in Rome will be invited to participate...

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