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Pope Francis receives ‘anti-bullying’ soccer jersey at General Audience

Pope Francis, holding a child in his arms, receives a soccer jersey with the words 'Let's give a kick to bullying'

Pope Francis, holding a child in his arms, receives a soccer jersey with the words 'Let's give a kick to bullying'

22/02/2017 15:05

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Wednesday received a soccer jersey embossed with the words (in Italian) “Let’s give a kick to bullying” on the front and “Papa Francesco” on the back.

He was presented with the jersey at his weekly General Audience by the project’s director, Stefano Roma, of the San Cesareo Sporting Club in Rome.

The campaign aims to shine the spotlight on the phenomenon of bullying in the world of sports and teach young people about its effects.

The initiative, which is supported by the Latium Region, hopes to get its message across through a series of events, in which psychologists and experts speak to young sports aficionados about bullying and how to prevent it.

22/02/2017 15:05