The Vatican announced on Thursday that there will be an official track team set to compete in international races for the Holy See. Currently, the sixty-member team includes nuns, priests, Swiss Guards, and other employees of the Vatican.
In a Sports Illustrated article Monsignor Melchor Jose Sanchez de Toca y Alameda, who is the team president and the head of the Vatican’s sports department in the culture ministry, said, “The dream that we have often had is to see the Holy See flag among the delegations at the opening of the Olympic Games.”
“…but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
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Our Suggestions For Vatican Track Team Members
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