Sport NBA players meet with Pope Francis at Vatican to discuss social justice, per reports

15:31  23 november  2020
15:31  23 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Pope Francis , while meeting with the vice president at the Vatican , gave him a small white box containing a medal. 'This is for mom,' Pence said. The two men discussed 'the March for Life, Venezuela, and displaced religious minorities in Middle East,' according to the vice president's office.

Every year the pope meets with the Vatican ’s Diplomatic Corps, made up of almost 200 ambassadors to the Holy See, after the Christmas season to discuss goals for the new year. Catholic News Agency Vatican Analyst Andrea Gagliarducci breaks down what is expected from Pope Francis ’ meeting

The NBA is extending its influence in social justice reform from the hardwood to the Holy See. 

Five players — Kyle Korver, Jonathan Isaac, Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown and Anthony Tolliver — along with Players' Association executive director Michele Roberts traveled to the Vatican for a meeting Monday with Pope Francis, according to multiple reports. Per ESPN, someone from the Vatican reached out to the NBPA last week to schedule the meeting, which had to be scheduled in short order with the 2020-21 season starting in a month.

Pope Francis sitting at a table: Pope Francis met with five NBA players at the Vatican. © Gregorio Borgia, AP Pope Francis met with five NBA players at the Vatican.

The meeting was set to last about one hour, with the players and union officials touring St. Peter's Square afterward. Plans of the meeting had not been leaked until early Monday.

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Pope Francis has reportedly refused to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to Rome over a dispute between the Vatican and This deal, which the details have not been disclosed to the public, has allowed the Vatican to have a say in the Catholic bishops appointed in China.

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Whether it was peaceful anthem protests, clear messaging on the courts and apparel or coordinating a wildcat strike in the aftermath of the Jacob Blake shooting, the NBA kept the spotlight on social justice and racial inequality throughout the summer from its Disney bubble — enough that the pope wanted to hear more about the efforts. 

Brown, who signed with the Houston Rockets recently, settled a lawsuit this month against the Milwaukee Police Department after eight members used excessive force on him outside of a Walgreens in 2018. Isaac, meanwhile, was one of the few players and coaches to stand during the anthem while nearly everybody else knelt. 

Broncos DC Ed Donatell back home recovering after COVID-related hospitalization

  Broncos DC Ed Donatell back home recovering after COVID-related hospitalization Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell required hospitalization after contracting the coronavirus, according to the team. The second-year Denver DC was hospitalized last week but discharged Sunday. Donatell, 63, has been battling COVID-19 symptoms since Oct. 31 and has missed the past three games. Donatell, who is in his third stint with the franchise, is one of a few Broncos staffers to have contracted the virus. Running backs coach Curtis Modkins did so in October, and offensive line coach Mike Munchak was in the team’s COVID protocol.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Tudeau visited the Vatican on Monday where he is expected to ask Pope Francis for an apology. Justin Trudeau is joined by his supportive wife Sophie to ask Pope Francis for an apology over the Catholic Church’s role in the forcible removal of Canada's indigenous

Pope Francis has summoned senior Catholic bishops from across the world to the Vatican to discuss the protection of minors, in his latest attempt to get to grips with the Church’s child sex abuse crisis. The heads of the national Catholic bishops’ conferences will meet with Francis from February 21st-24th

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Ravens WR Willie Snead tests positive for COVID-19 Sunday .
We learned that Ravens tight end Mark Andrews was the latest member of Baltimore’s organization to test positive for COVID-19 in yesterday’s round, and there apparently were more this morning. There were multiple player/staff positives in Sunday’s round of testing, a source told Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com. At least one of those positives was receiver Willie Snead, Jamison Hensley of The Athletic tweets. As he notes, Snead is the seventh offensive starter to test positive, and there have now been eight consecutive days with a positive test within the team.

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