Here’s How Twitter Reacted To The Pope’s Super Bowl Message
Last night, while the U.S. tuned into the biggest night in football, Pope Francis used the moment to speak about the importance of sports, rules, and unification in a poignant message seen by millions.
Fox delivered the Pope’s commercial of sorts (minus the big budget) a couple of hours before the Super Bowl, which is the first time the Vatican has ever released a message during this kind of sporting event.
He spoke in Spanish —which was then translated into English on his Instagram page — saying:
“Great sporting events like today’s Super Bowl are highly symbolic, showing 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 for the world. Thank you! #superbowl”
Did people like it? Let’s just say most felt #blessed.
You know it's gonna be a good game when the Pope blesses it❤ #SuperBowl
— ΑΣWΕΓVΕ (@AmandaHeinle1) February 5, 2017
The Pope had his own segment before the #SuperBowl talking about peace, friendship and following the rules…and that's everything right now
— Flopi (フロピ) (@waffleflopi) February 5, 2017
The Pope's Super Bowl message was extremely good, and there should be a similar such thing at every sports game #confessyourunpopularopinion
— Nathan (@c_d_f_e) February 6, 2017
You know the world needs a change when the pope comments on inclusion and peace before the Superbowl. Literally only USA watches that sport.
— Nicole ♥️ (@nicolexavier111) February 6, 2017
We wonder who the Pope was rooting for during the Super Bowl… Hmm.