In 2013, Pope Francis met a large delegation of Olympic leaders and warned them about the over-commercialization of Olympic athletes. The Pope argued that athletes are reduced to mere trading objects if the Games are seen only in economic terms. The Pope argued that such commercialization threatens the harmony of the games.
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The earliest Thanksgiving in Canada was held in 1578. Martin Frobisher (c. 1535-1594) in Newfoundland held a celebration for arriving safely in the new world. In 1879, Thanksgiving in Canada was set on November 6, though the date still varied considerably. Since 1957, Thanksgiving Day has been held on the second Monday in October.
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