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This oughta be just swell. How much you want to bet this will be a push for immigration? From the AP:




Feb 5, 2:16 PM EST
Pope records video message for fans attending Super Bowl


VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Look out, Lady Gaga. The pope is joining the Super Bowl frenzy.

In a papal first, Pope Francis has recorded a video message that will be shown to tens of thousands of fans during Sunday's Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.

A Vatican spokesman says the pope's Spanish-language message is expected to be played on jumbo-sized screens inside the stadium in Houston, Texas, before the game or during the first quarter.

Translations provided by the Vatican say the pope's message includes his expression of hope that the Super Bowl will provide "a sign of peace, friendship and solidarity for the world."

"Great sporting events like today's Super Bowl are highly symbolic, showing that it is possible to build a culture of encounter and a world of peace," Francis says. "By participating in sport, we are able to go beyond our own self-interest and in a healthy way we learn to sacrifice, to grow in fidelity and respect the rules."

Francis is an avid sports fan who often speaks of how sports can bring about social change. He has previously taken to Twitter for the Olympics and soccer's World Cup. This is his first Super Bowl message.
Our priests counsel us to avoid television, so no pope commercials for us this evening.
Here's his Super Bowl message:


https://youtu.be/KIjJ4BTNzUQ

The translation provided underneath the video at Youtube:
Quote:Welcome. Great sporting events like today's Super Bowl are highly symbolic, showing that it is possible to build a culture of encounter and a world of peace.

By participating in sport, we are able to go beyond our own self interest - and in a healthy way - we learn to sacrifice, to grow in fidelity and respect the rules.

May this year's Super Bowl be a sign of peace, friendship and solidarity to the world. Thank you!
"A culture of encounter" -- maybe like this?:

https://youtu.be/y5R1T2BxtSc

And "respect the rules"? What rules? Whose rules? Apparently not the Ten Commandments.
 
I came by to post the message and Vox already beat me to it! Smile
(02-05-2017, 10:42 PM)In His Love Wrote: [ -> ]I came by to post the message and Vox already beat me to it! Smile

Gotta get up early in the day to beat The Vox! ha LOL  Seriously, though, THANK you for wanting to post it -- for posting at all. Wish I had 20 more of you to lively this not-so-lively place up!
(02-05-2017, 10:49 PM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-05-2017, 10:42 PM)In His Love Wrote: [ -> ]I came by to post the message and Vox already beat me to it! Smile

Gotta get up early in the day to beat The Vox! ha LOL  Seriously, though, THANK you for wanting to post it -- for posting at all. Wish I had 20 more of you to lively this not-so-lively place up!
Aww! Smile No problem, Vox!

As a commentary on the Pope's video, I find it interesting that Huffington Post had a positive article with positive comments for him. I can't see that happening with Pius X or Pius V.
(02-05-2017, 11:25 PM)In His Love Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-05-2017, 10:49 PM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-05-2017, 10:42 PM)In His Love Wrote: [ -> ]I came by to post the message and Vox already beat me to it! Smile

Gotta get up early in the day to beat The Vox! ha LOL  Seriously, though, THANK you for wanting to post it -- for posting at all. Wish I had 20 more of you to lively this not-so-lively place up!
Aww! Smile No problem, Vox!

As a commentary on the Pope's video, I find it interesting that Huffington Post had a positive article with positive comments for him. I can't see that happening with Pius X or Pius V.

Oohhh...  HuffPo. Somehow I'm not surprised they're glowing over anything this pope says. That being said, this is one of the better messages he's released.