Pope offers Olympic blessing

Posted at Jul 23 2012 11:54 AM | Updated as of Jul 23 2012 07:54 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Pope Benedict offered his blessings for the participants of the London Olympic Games, which begins on July 27.

Addressing pilgrims after conducting Angelus at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo near Rome, the Pope said he hopes the Olympic spirit will inspire peace around the world.

The London Olympics will run through August 12. -- Mornings @ ANC, July 23, 2012.