TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop says Honduras’ two largest and most-violent gangs will sign a truce on Tuesday.
Monsignor Romulo Emiliani says the gangs will apologise to the public and ask for dialogue with the government and police to start changing from their gang lifestyle.
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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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