Radcliffe at Flame Congress 2012

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fr. Timothy Radcliffe joined Olympic medallists, athletes, clergy and religious in Wembley Arena on 24 March for a National Youth Congress organized by the Cathoic Youth Ministry Federation of England and Wales. The event emphasised sport because of the upcoming summer Olympics in London. In his address to over 8000 young people who had come from all over Great Britain, fr. Timothy said: "In the Olympics, thousands of athletes will be in competition for gold medals. And this is wonderful and good. But for the greatest gold medal there is no competition, and that is for being yourself, for you are loved as you are. Dare to love others as they are too. St Catherine of Siena said to a friend: “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire."