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.