Pope hopes Olympic Games ‘sign of hope’ in pandemic
26 July 2021 | 8:17 am
Speaking at the end of the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis says he hopes the Tokyo Olympics will be a sign of hope and "universal brotherhood" during the coronavirus pandemic raging around the world.
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