Pope Francis today released a Super Bowl video message that will be played during Super Bowl 51. In it, Pope Francis used the occasion to remind people of the potential for athletic competition to bring about peace. This is the first time a pope has created a video for the Super Bowl. This ad was an opportunity for the pontiff to indicate that sport can be a way for the world to be brought together.
The pope is an avid sports fan, having delivered messages during the World Cup. He has also invited high level teams to Rome for matches in the Olympic Stadium. You can watch the video by clicking on it below.