Audience with managers and players of the Genoa Water Polo Team, 12.03.2021
This morning the Holy Father Francis met with the managers and players of the Genoa Water Polo Team, to whom he addressed the following impromptu greeting:
Greeting of the Holy Father
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.