ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has withdrawn the Under-19 team from its tour of Bangladesh.
The WICB said the decision to withdraw the team is in the best interest of the safety and security of the players and officials.
“The WICB’s decision was taken following con ...more »
I am thrilled that the world’s fastest man and destroyer of time, Jamaican sprinter Usain “Lightning” Bolt, has been invited to address a Vatican conference on religious liberty.
As a Catholic, Bolt is known for making the sign of the cross before racing competitively. He also bears the middle name Saint Leo.
The Greeks knew that athletic prowess was a gift from the heavens and that it needed to be cultivated and appreciated as such. Artistic talent, also God-given, was used in the ancient world to produce the stunning sculptures we admire today in the Vatican museums, from the discus thrower to the heroic Amazons.
I applaud Usain for using his God-given talents and gifts to help promote a modern conversation about art, faith and athletic achievement in the same way that the early Christian community extolled those same qualities in their saints and spirituality. I commend the gold-medal Olympian for his determination in helping to spread the message of peace, and highlight the fact that religious freedom constitutes a very important dimension of man and culture.
Usain is well known to the world as a secular legend. Hopefully, this event will help to establish him as a renowned spiritual legend.
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