Med.Inter.Rev. 2012, 99, 47-54.

Sport – moral, ethical values and risks (based on the teaching of John Paul II)

Fr. Stanisław GULAK1.

1.Department of Radoligands, Katedra Farmakobiologii, Wydział Farmaceutyczny, Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medicum, ul. Medyczna 9, 30-688 Kraków


John Paul II introduced a great input into catholic vision of sport. Being a continuator of Church reform (begun by John XIII and Paul VI) he improved this trend with his own experience and thoughts, he created scientific and educational backup for sport in many areas ­ ontological, anthropological, axiological and theoretically theologically. John Paul II understood the holiness of human body and its role in human life, he understood the need of body fitness and he encouraged physical culture with his authority. He saw in sport a chance to enrich human body in ontological and humanistic and not hedonistic dimension. To promote good sport in October 2004 John Paul II created in Vatican “Vatican Sport Department”


Oryginal language: English