Luc Robitaille and Pat LaFontaine are going to the Vatican


Hockey Hall of Famers Luc Robitaille and Pat LaFontaine will be part of some elite company this fall, when they attend the “Sport at the Service of Humanity” event at the Vatican, hosted by Pope Francis.

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[Robitaille and LaFontaine] will represent the NHL at the three-day event which will also feature additional sports legends such as Pele, Roger Federer and Yao Ming.

“This is an incredible honor for myself, the NHL, the LA Kings and AEG,” said Robitaille. “This will be a historic global conference with the goal to discuss how faith and sport can work together to promote positive values, inspire youth and better serve humanity. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

The event will be held October 5-7 and includes an opening ceremony with the pope, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee.

This is the organization’s first conference, having previously participated in a two-day working session last September to formalize plans for this year’s event.