cricket-playing boy-Photosightfaces-flickr-CCThe Vatican has launched its own cricket club — a move aimed at forging ties with teams of other faiths.

Rome’s Capannelle Cricket Club is hosting training matches that will lead to the creation of the Vatican team, the St. Peter’s Cricket Club.

Today, the Vatican says, cricket is one of the world’s most popular sports, with a mass following in Asia and Oceania.

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