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Archbishop Visits Olympic Park

With less than 200 days to go until the opening ceremony, the Archbishop of Westminster has enjoyed a tour of the Olympic park in East London.

Sustainability

In keeping with the high priority put on the sustainable nature of the London 2012 Games, the Archbishop travelled by public transport to the site. He met with a small contingent of Catholic’s working on initiatives surrounding the Games including priests from the Diocese of Brentwood, two headteachers from local Catholic schools and representatives from More Than Gold.

More Than Gold

As well as the various sporting venues there will be a faith centre on site, accommodating five of the main world faiths with one specifically Catholic space. This is where some of the 24 chaplains who will be appointed to work at the Olympics will celebrate Mass and carry out pastoral care twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. James Parker from More Than Gold described the Olympics as the, ‘biggest ecumenical project ever undertaken in Britain.’

Scale and detail

The Archbishop was impressed by the sheer scale of the Olympic park and the attention to detail. As the park goes into ‘lock-down’ in May, the opportunity to see it coming together afforded all those in the group a unique look at this stage of the process. 


 

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