Vatican pulls support for seminarians’ soccer league

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Members of the Pontifical North American College soccer team (in blue) play the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 2007, with St. Peter's Basilica in the background. The teams 
are participants in the Clericus Cup, which lost its Vatican-sponsorship. Religion News Service photo by Francis X. Rocca.

Members of the Pontifical North American College soccer team (in blue) play the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 2007, with St. Peter's Basilica in the background. The teams are participants in the Clericus Cup, which lost its Vatican-sponsorship. Religion News Service photo by Francis X. Rocca.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has withdrawn its support from a soccer tournament between Rome's seminaries, saying the tournament had lost its "educational" value. By Alessandro Speciale.

  • gilhow

    But gee, just consider the loss of all that locker room activity.

  • ralphtimothy

    I guess every player plays well in their team then why did the department withdrew its support!!

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