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Bless! The Vatican Is Getting Its Own Sports Teams
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Sports and God: aka a match made in heaven.

The Vatican just announced today that it will aim to qualify to compete in the 2020 Olympics, according to CNN

The Holy See now has a track team made up of 60 athletes, including nuns, priests, Swiss Guards, museum workers, carpenters and maintenance workers. The Vatican City received approval from the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) to become a member of international sports federations on Thursday.

For now, the pontificate’s joggers are running on a prayer (had to). They’re the only athletic team of the Vatican…for now. But we’re holding our holy breath for figure-skating priests, pole-vaulting nuns…even dove-throwing as a sport, if it’s ever added to the official Summer Games.

A team with God on their side? How could they lose?

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