Vatican pays tribute to cricketer Phillip Hughes

The Vatican’s cricket team has honoured Australia’s Phillip Hughes with a memorial Mass in Rome on the eve of his funeral in Australia.

Team captain, the Rev. Anthony Currer, presided over the Tuesday evening service at the Venerable English College, the main English seminary in Rome. He said the team wanted to show its closeness to Hughes’ family “bringing his life before God and bring it to our prayer”.

Four team members, wearing their trademark yellow team blazers over their priestly collars, attended as did the Australian ambassador to the Holy See John McCarthy, an avid cricket fan who eulogised Hughes. Continue reading

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