Clash of civilizations declared over: Vatican cricket team to play Muslim club from Yorkshire

The Vatican’s cricket club is to play a Yorkshire squad made up of Muslim players, it was announced today.

The St Peter’s XI, which was formed in 2013, will play Mount Cricket Club from Batley, near Bradford, on Oct 17 in Rome, in its latest bid to build bridges with sportsmen from other faiths. It will also take on teams from the Royal Household and the Anglican Church.

“We now have a trip to Rome to play the Pope’s team to look forward to in October. A brilliant way to finish the season,” the Yorkshire club, formed in 1976, posted on its Twitter account.


Good work Pope Francis, the world is safer now, safer for everyone.