Bishops believe Olympics can light flame of faith

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, tours Olympic Park in London Jan. 19.

CNS PHOTO | MARCIN MAZUR, BISHOPS' CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, tours Olympic Park in London Jan. 19.

February 6, 2012

British bishops plan to use the 2012 London Olympic Games to renew interest in the Catholic faith, with initiatives ranging from fighting human trafficking and homelessness to promoting youth ministry and ecumenical dialogue.

The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales is also preparing resources for liturgies and holy hours and will post them on the Internet before the July 27-Aug. 12 games.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, president of the bishops' conference, called the Olympics and Paralympics "a moment of great opportunity for us all.