Fr David Bell supporting the French in RWC

Monsignor David Bell of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Whanganui has been assigned as team chaplain for “Les Blues”.

Msgr Bell was appointed to accompany the French side during the Rugby World Cup after he included on his application that he knew a little bit of French. However, he admitted a fluent conversation could be difficult.

“My problem would be trying to understand what they’re saying more than anything. I’m hoping they know quite a bit of English too.”

Each competing team will have the support of a chaplain throughout the event. The Georgian team has had a chaplain for several years.




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