Pope Francis releases first-ever Super Bowl message in light of global protests

Last Updated: February 6, 2017
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Pope Francis in his unexpected video message expressed the hope the current Super Bowl event will be a symbol of peace all over the world. The head of the Catholic church is from Argentina and he is an avid soccer fan as well.

Pope surprised the world a lot when he appeared at all screens at NRG Stadium in Houston last weekend. This video message touched every fan of both the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots as well as players because Pope expressed the hope that a sportive match will be ‘a sign of peace, friendship and solidarity for the world.’

Thus, Lady Gaga wasn’t the only star of the last Super Bowl, the 80-year-old Francis from Vatican also joined the event. The short speech in Spanish was subtitled with English text, so Francis has delivered his message to everyone at Stadium. As a matter of fact, Pope is the sports fan, he likes to repeat how sports can bring about positive social change.

In light of global protests, it was very wise to send such message to the Catholics and sports fans, by the way, it wasn’t the first Pope’s address. He has previously taken to Twitter for the Olympics and soccer’s World Cup.

Unfortunately, the recent news from Vatican are rather contradictory, the Catholics aren’t happy with the current Pope’s strategy. From a pontiff of glorious colours of liberation and freshness, he suddenly turns into a complacent grey and a very Latin American conservative. He promises much but, it must be said, delivers little.

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