Friday, October 31, 2014   

Pope sends message ahead of World Cup
(06-12 17:53)

Pope Francis has a message for the World Cup: Let football be a showcase for teamwork and solidarity, not an exhibition of racism and greed.
The Argentine-born, football-loving pope recorded a video message that will be broadcast on Brazilian television ahead of the opening match.
In it, Francis said football teaches three lessons that can promote peace and solidarity: the need to train and work hard to reach goals, the importance of fair play and teamwork, and the need to respect and honor opponents.
He said: "To win, one must overcome individualism, selfishness, all forms of racism, intolerance and manipulation of people.''
He said being ''greedy'' in football, as in life, is an obstacle.
"Let nobody turn their back on society and feel excluded!'' he said. "No to segregation! No to racism!''--AP   
Other World breaking news:
Juncker's EU Commission takes office (1 hr 7 mins ago)
Eurozone inflation up, unemployment steady (1 hr 11 mins ago)
Japan's vast public pension fund says to double stock investment (2 hrs 3 mins ago)
Saudi beheads man for murder (10-30 18:37)
Rights groups slam Singapore court ruling on anti-gay law (10-30 18:26)
Billionaires' US$10m gift to Yale stirs debate in China (10-30 12:47)
Africans in New York complain of Ebola stigma (10-30 11:23)
Funeral museum rises again in death-fixated Vienna (10-30 11:22)
Toronto snubs mainland Confucius group (10-30 11:22)
US theaters advised to ban 'smart' watches and glasses (10-30 11:06)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.