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How’s that for peace in the city

VATICAN (SE): Cricket is not a sport normally associated with Argentina, but a team from Pope Francis’ hometown of Buenos Aires was on his list of people to greet at his general audience for October 11.
 
Although not a cricketing country, a project called Cricket Sin Fronteras (Cricket Without Borders) began operating almost a decade ago in the poorest parts of the capital where the Church is engaged in offering constructive past times to young people as a choice to violence and crime.
 

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Appeal to abandon play due to clear skies

NEW DELHI (SE): “Play abandoned due to rain” is a common enough item to hear on cricket news flashes, but the Church in drought-hit western Maharashtra state of cricket-mad India has made what may be a first in the cricket world, an appeal to abandon play due to clear skies and fine weather.

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Vatican XI having good season

ROME (SE): Overshadowing the final day of the Synod of Bishops on Family Life, the Vatican cricket team took to the field at the Capanelle Ground in Rome on October 24 to play a return match against the Archbishop of Canterbury’s XI.

The Vatican men succeeded in squaring the ledger with the Anglican team running out winners by a comfortable 42 runs. Last year the Anglicans scraped home in the last over of the game.

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