Pope prays that Olympic Games may contribute to ‘peace among peoples’

.- Following his weekly Angelus prayer Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI offered special prayers for the 20th Winter Olympic Games, currently being played in nearby Turin, Italy, praying that they may contribute to peace among peoples of the world.

Speaking to thousands of pilgrims gathered in the Square, the Holy Father said: "I hope this magnificent sporting competition may take place in accordance with the Olympic values of loyalty, joy and fraternity."

He added his hope that this spirit may "thus [contribute] to peace among peoples."

The Olympics are being held from February 10th through the 26th in Turin.

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