Offaly Priest Believes Vatican Olympic Team Positive

Written 7 months ago by Newsroom


An Offaly priest says members of the clergy taking part in the Olympics is good for both the body and mind.

The Vatican will have an official athletics team made up of 62 members of the clergy, religious orders and Swiss guards.

It’s hoped “Athletica Vaticana” will one day compete in international sporting competitions, with the first outing is on January 20th when they will compete in a 10km  marathon in Rome.

Fr. Pierre Pepper in Banagher says the energy around the activities is great for those studying in the Italian capital;