Freedom of worship: Rio 2016 athletes’ village to welcome all religions

ovillageWhichever faith they follow, competitors coming to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will find a place to worship in the athletes’ village. The Inter-religious centre at the Olympic and Paralympic Village will serve athletes of every faith, says coordinator, Father Leandros.

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Hindus urge Olympic Games Hindu Room be properly equipped


There will be dedicated rooms for five religions during the Olympic Games, in the Olympic Village. Faith coordinators will be on hand to provide spiritual care for athletes and competitors. The President of the Universal Society of Hinduism urges the Olympic Village officials to equip the room set aside for Hindu worship with statues and idols of the important gods and goddesses of Hinduism, such as the Generator-Organiser-Destructor trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

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Multifaith Olympics: Leaders of five religions meet at Rio 2016

faith-leadersRepresentatives of five religions met on Wednesday (22 June) at the headquarters of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee to work on details about the inter-religious centre that will be opened at the Olympic Village. “It’s really good to see Rio de Janeiro as a welcoming place where religions understand each other,” said Cardinal Dom Orani Tempesta, archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, who was alongside Rio 2016 president Carlos Nuzman.

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