Vatican cricket team’s friendly cricket match in England
The friendly match in England by St. Peter’s cricket club “Light of faith” to build bridges between cultures and religions through the sharing of the love of sport.
The Vatican cricket team departed for England on March 3, 2018, in order to enhance interreligious dialogue. This cricket team was founded in 2013 with priests and monks studying in Rome. The team operates under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for Culture, which promotes ecumenical and interreligious relationships.
The team began a 12-day friendly “Light of Faith” in the north of England, starting with the opening match against the famous Jesuit-run Stonyhurst cricket team.
On 6.7.2018, the team will arrive in London and will be “reinforced” by forces from the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Vatican team will compete with the interreligious team including Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish players at the famous Lord cricket ground.
The team will also play against the members of parliament members, the Commonwealth XI, and the Royal Butler Club team at Windsor Castle.
On August 7, they will visit young prisoners, celebrate Mass and have a friendly match here. In parallel with sports friendships, the Vatican cricket team will also visit a mosque, a Sikh temple, a Hindu temple, and a Jewish synagogue to strengthen ties. interreligious and highlight the important role of faith in today’s society.
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This friendly match between Vatican and England plays an important role in building a friendly spirit in all aspects in general and sports in particular between the two countries.
As can be seen, sports such as cricket have always been a profound link between nations, nations, and territories around the world.