Sport for all
cohesive, accessible, tailored to each person
Summit for the presentation
of the Declaration on Sport
September 29-30, 2022
The Summit involved the major sports and intergovernmental institutions and organizations and built on the October 2016 event Sport at the Service of Humanity, and the June 2018 document "Giving the Best of Yourself".
Aims and objectives:
- to promote the social and inclusive dimension of sport in society, especially when it encapsulates an authentically Christian spirit.
- to respond to the Holy Father’s encouragement of a sport that is socially responsible and his appeals to foster sport as a means of human, educational and spiritual growth.
- to urge sports and politics, international, regional and local, to embrace the Declaration by committing to work for the integration of people in society through sports, especially people with physical, intellectual and relational disabilities, migrants and refugees, prisoners, youth and the elderly, women, etc.
- to motivate sports bodies to reduce the division that exists between professional and amateur sports so that the sense of play, camaraderie, and gratuitousness is not lost.
Communiter - all together for a cohesive sport - Thomas Bach - President of the International Olympic Committee (English)
Communio - Le rôle du sport dans la construction d’une communauté - Msgr. Emmanuel Gobilliard – Bishop Delegate for Paris 2024 Olympic Games (French)
The Church, the moral good of humanity and sport - H.Em. Card. Kevin Farrell - Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life (English)
Conferenza Stampa di presentazione - Rev. P. Alexandre Awi Mello, ISch. - Segretario, Dicastero per il Laici la Famiglia e la Vita (Italian)
Conferenza Stampa di presentazione - Msgr. Melchor Sanchez de Toca - Dicastero per l'Educazione e la Cultura (Italian)
To watch the papal audience: Vatican Media video on YouTube
To sign the declar-action: https://vaticansummitsportforall.com/
On Oct. 25, 2022, the Holy See Press Office released a Joint Appeal for Peace that stemmed from the Summit.
For more news, video snippets, photos and other info, see: Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life