Archbishop Gänswein: I am following with great concern the situation in the Holy Land. The Pope also said that the Angelus prayer is very important, and that prayer with the two Israeli and Palestinian presidents and the Ecumenical Patriarch that he did a month ago is a signal, and this signal must bear and will bear good fruit, even if the present situation, unfortunately, has become very worrying.
Gisotti: So even sports can help? For example, we have seen many times that sporting events were the occasion on which teams whose nations were at war or in conflict with each other faced each other for the first time.
Archbishop Gänswein: Yes. I am convinced—absolutely convinced—that politics would not be able to bring together teams that are politically totally different, but sports—soccer—is able to do that, and I think that this is an possibility to strengthen and also to appreciate.