A nice-looking web site from Africa on the upcoming World Cup tournament, a first that an African nation hosts, and the opportunity of faith:
This is an opportunity to highlight the important role that sport plays in our African cultures. Sport requires patience, perseverance, respect … all values which our societies, and particularly Africa, much need! All values that the Church does not cease to advocate: Charity, dialogue with other religions and cultures, love of neighbour …
Let us seize this opportunity to offer the world an example of a living church and sports. Let us not be afraid to move forward, has often recalled John Paul II. Let us not be afraid to go full tilt, with faith and courage as athletes!
And the guy with the soccer trumpet? Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, advocate of the early implementation of MR3 in South Africa.