Pope Francis has recorded a special video message for Super Bowl LI. In the video, the Pope speaks about how great sporting events show that it is possible to build a culture of encounter and a world of peace.

“By participating in sport, we are able to go beyond our own self-interest – and in a healthy way – we learn to sacrifice, to grow in fidelity and respect the rules. May this year’s Super Bowl be a sign of peace, friendship and solidarity to the world” he said.

Super Bowl LI features the New England Patriots versus the Atlanta Falcons. The Super Bowl is annually the most watched television event of the year, averaging over 100,000,000 viewers.

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  1. Love Pope Francis next to John Psul II He’s by far my favorite Pope not to mention humanitarian extraordinaire. God bless you Pope Francis.

  2. I agree with Theresa, Pope John Paul was my favorite. Also, I think Pope Francis is a close second. It’s great that he chose the super bowl to send his word for peace and it’s a great stage. God Bless Pope Francis.

  3. This Pope is a joke and worst. Pope John Paul II was correct to criticize the Jesuits. No better than same of Jeremiah Wright crap of Theology. Liberation Theology to be exact. Influence also of socialists / communism. Study the doctrine and Catholic Church history and that can’t be refuted. Has no business trying to interject on Americans period. Pope John Paul dealt with real Christian values and spoke up to Clinton on Abortion. He was the only Spiritual leader of a denomination to really tell it like it is to a President regardless.

  4. It is so horribly sad and blasphemous to call the pope salt and light. That would be the matchless name of Jesus. I will continue to pray that the catholic church continues to decline and God open the eyes of the spiritually blind to flee from man-made pagan religion to a personal relationship with Jesus my Risen Savior.

  5. Holy Father, thank you! I did not watch the Super Bowl. Instead, I prayed the Rosary to Mother Mary, undoer of knots. And there you are before, with our Lady behind you. God’s gifts are so beautiful! Thank you for your bringing hope of Jesus to all people, Pope Francis! Praise Jesus!

  6. I am not Catholic, but I have Catholic friends and family who are sincere in their faith. Do y’all realize that this pope is being controlled by George Soros—that he is even being called the end-times false prophet, as mentioned in Bible prophecy? Catholics really need to take a closer look at him. All his talk about global warming and fake news, etc. are only some of the clues that he is being controlled by George Soros. I’ve even seen a photo of the pope sitting in that pizza place mentioned in Clinton-Podesta emails.

  7. You blooming idiot we’re all supposed to be Salt and Light. Get off your Catholic soapbox and do something positive in your life for other people instead of complaining about an entire church that you apparently no nothing about nor do you even understand what the Bible’s message is.

  8. Who are u 2 judge him..? Don’t waste your time people talking bout things that won’t even benefit u spiritually… Christ is our only Hope n Leader of the Church

  9. “The Super Bowl is annually the most watched television event of the year, averaging over 100,000,000 viewers.”
    Just for the record, China’s Spring Festival Gala has over 700 million viewers every year. And every night, 135 million people watch Xinwen Lianbo. So, I’m not belittling the Super Bowl. But, it’s not the biggest TV event of the year–or even of Super Bowl Sunday! 🙂

  10. father forgive them for they know not what they do , fool, do you not know that when you condemm the pope, you condemm the holy spirit. All sins can be forgiven but one.blasphemy to the holy spirit .


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