Athletes putting Christ first with daily mass in Olympic Village

The Catholic Church of England and Wales is taking advantage of the Olympic Games to evangelize London locals, the thousands of tourists in the city for the events, and the athletes as well.

Speaking to Vatican Radio, James Parker, Catholic executive coordinator for the Olympic Games, reported that not only is daily Mass celebrated within the Olympic Village, it also has the “highest attendance at any of the religious services.”

“There are a number of athletes and officials from various nations who are coming there every day and they are placing Christ at the beginning and the center of all they do,” he said.

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