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Earlier today (30/05) His Holiness Pope Francis honored the WT demonstration team’s significant performance in Vatican City with the message of peace through Taekwondo sport.


Two days prior the 2018 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 1 in Rome, the St Peter’s Square hosted a historic demonstration with an audience of thousands of people who gathered for Pope Francis’ General Audience.


Present at the momentous event was the WT President Dr. Chungwon Choue, the WTE President Sakis Pragalos among with the WTE Officials and Executive members, who enjoyed a powerful and highly symbolic demonstration by WT team, which ended with the team unfurling a banner with the message ‘peace is more precious than triumph’ in Italian.


His Holiness Pope Francis thanked the demonstration team since He has mentioned several times in the past the encouraging values that sport brings to the society.



One year ago, the WT President Dr. Chungwon Choue during his visit in Vatican City awarded an honorary 10th dan black belt to the Pope, who later expressed his interest in the humanitarian activities of the THF.


The WT Demonstration team will perform tomorrow also, during the Opening Ceremony at the Piazza di Spagna.


The first World Taekwondo Grand Prix of 2018 will take place in Rome during the dates 1-3 June.


Source: World Taekwondo 

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