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VIDEO: Priests in cassocks take part in annual skiing competition

Polish Catholic priests warm up on February 12, 2011 ahead of the 14th Alpine Ski Championships for clergymen in Wisla, southern Poland (Pawel Ulatowski/AFP/Getty Images)


The priests were competing for the Pope John Paul II trophy at the Wisła resort in the south of the country.

St John Paul II was a keen skier who took many secret trips from the Vatican to the Italian mountains.