Pope Francis Encourages Sports Teams Saying "...always work as a team, not by yourselves." during Meeting with Group from Genoa
GREETING OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
TO MANAGERS AND PLAYERS OF THE WATER POLO TEAM OF GENOA
Friday, 12 March 2021
I greet you all. Thank you for this visit and thank you for your work in sport. I always say that two attitudes are important in sport. First, that of the team: always work as a team, not by yourselves. Without the team, there is no real sport. Team spirit. Those who, on the contrary, want to go it alone, in the end achieve nothing, or focus only on their own image, and damage the team. The second attitude: never lose the amateur spirit. True sport is amateur, or should at least always keep that spirit. Team and amateur spirit.
Thank you for this visit, all of you. I give you my blessing, and pray for me.
FULL TEXT Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office, 12 March 2021