An opportunity for the right restart

A crisis that doesn’t become an opportunity is a missed chance. That is why the St. John Paul II Foundation for Sport, together with the office for the ministry of Leisure, Tourism, and Sport of the ...

Church and sport
Focusing on methods for involving pastors, religious, and the laity in evangelization through sports

A few days ago the National Pastoral Office of Leisure, Tourism, and Sport of the Italian Episcopal Conference held its annual meeting on sports, which was attended by Santiago Pérez de Camino, the ...

Church and Sport
The webpage dedicated to sport has been updated on the Dicastery’s website with discourses of Pope Francis, now including Portuguese

The Dicastery recently updated the “Documents on sport” webpage with up-to-date discourses of Pope Francis on sport. In his many discourses, the Pontiff has emphasized the importance of use of ...

“Saving Sport”
Santiago Pérez de Camino, head of the Church and Sport Office, participates in the study day organized by LUMSA

On May 8th, the Catholic university LUMSA (Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta, Rome) held a day of study entitled “Saving Sport: A sport to save”, attended by Santiago Pérez de Camino, head of the ...

Church and sport
On 15th and 16th March the Italian Sports Centre (CSI) held a National Conference in Rome called “Church or Sports?” for the 75th Anniversary of its foundation

Among the events related to its 75th anniversary, the Italian Sports Centre (CSI) held a National Conference on 15th and 16th March attended by the regional and provincial   presidents and ...

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, hosted Symposium on the Church & Sport, discussing the document “Giving the best of yourself” and the right for all to have access to sports

On the 7th of March, the Symposium on the Church and Sport, co-sponsored by the Play Like a Champion Educational Series, brought together scholars, American bishops, and Catholic Youth Sport ...

Presented in Buenos Aires and at the Catholic University of Leuven, a document on the Christian perspective on sport and the human person published by our Dicastery

“Giving the best of yourself” is a document addressed in particular to persons and organizations striving to defend the values present in the sports experience.  It aims to be a document that ...

World Meeting of Families

"If sport can reach its goal of involving and including everyone, it will help to inspire a vision of solidarity that offers hope to all of humanity,” said Msgr. Paul Tighe, Secretary of the ...


Sport is always a good opportunity for “Giving the best of yourself.” Talk continues about the document on the Christian perspective of sports and the human person—edited by our Dicastery and ...

From Ronchi dei Legionari to Rome: 700 km in four days. A group of cyclists support the project “A Door for Life”

On a beautiful day in July, Father Giovanni Buontempo, representing the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life, welcomed the cyclists who participated in the project “Ride to Rome,” at the end ...