His Holiness Pope Francis received IOC President Thomas Bach for a private audience

30 Sep 2022
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His Holiness Pope Francis has received the President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, for a private audience in the Vatican, where they discussed sport and the contribution of sport to solidarity and peace around the world. The Pope expressed his appreciation for the initiatives being taken by the IOC, particularly the support for refugees through the Refugee Olympic Team and the Olympic Refuge Foundation

His Holiness Pope Francis received IOC President Thomas Bach for a private audience Vatican

President Bach expressed thanks for his strong support and informed His Holiness that the IOC was inspired by His Holiness’ great affection and support for refugees.

It was agreed that they would remain in contact and even strengthen their mutual efforts in this respect.

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