Press Release: Top Football Stars Kick-off Interreligious Match For Peace

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On September 1st 2014, through its long relationship with Televisionet (TVN), the Connect4Climate program of the World Bank Group helped host the first Interreligious Match for Peace with world-famous footballers, an event proposed and introduced by Pope Francis.

The game takes place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and will showcase the talents of superstars such as Javier Zanetti, Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane, Samuel Eto’o, Andrea Pirlo andRoberto Baggio. It’s set to be a historic moment in the charitable sports calendar that will bring together people of different religions to celebrate interfaith harmony, solidarity and sporting excellence.