Pope Francis waves as he delivers the Sunday Angelus prayer from the window of his gape overlooking St.Peter’s Sq. at the Vatican on July 25, 2021. Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFPPope Francis acknowledged Sunday he hopes the Tokyo Olympics, which opened Friday, can be a signal of hope and “universal brotherhood” throughout the coronavirus pandemic raging around the area.
“On this duration of pandemic, let these video games be a signal of hope, a signal of universal brotherhood and of a wholesome competitive spirit,” the pontiff acknowledged at the tip of the Angelus prayer.
“Also can neutral God bless the organizers, the athletes and all these who’re taking part for this sizable occasion of sport,” he told faithful gathered on Saint Peter’s Sq..
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Faithfuls hear to Pope Francis handing over the Sunday Angelus prayer from the window of his gape overlooking St.Peter’s Sq. at the Vatican on July 25, 2021. Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFPThe Games opened formally on Friday in a almost about empty stadium after being postponed for a yr thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.