Joy Break: Catholic and Evangelical Soccer Players Join in Prayer After World Cup

By Nancy Flory Published on June 23, 2018

When we turn on our television or smart phones we are bombarded with news that brings us down. Where are all the good stories? Those stories are still there. Here’s one that we hope will bless you.

Belgium Catholic Romelu Lukaku and Panamanian evangelical Fidel Escobar took a knee together and prayed on the field following Monday’s 2018 World Cup.

Belgium won the match, 3-0. Immediately after it was over, the two men knelt in prayer. A Twitter user, Oscar Flex-Kibet, posted the image. He tweeted, “Lukaku and Fidel Escobar kneeling and praying at the final whistle was a beautiful moment for many. Both players may represent different religions and had differing results yet they found peace in what they were doing.”

He added, “Love for the game. God above all #WorldCup#BELPAN#BEL.”

Lukaku has knelt in prayer following a previous game. He posted an image on Instagram. Lukaku said, “Dear lord I just want to say thank you. #Qualified #WC18.”


Dear lord i just want to say thank you 🙏🏿 #Qualified #WC18

A post shared by Romelu Lukaku (@romelulukaku) on

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