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SYMBOLIC STEPS: SUPREME PASTOR OF THE CHURCH IN MADRID (Thursday, August 18)

Last edited 24th August 2011

SYMBOLIC STEPS: SUPREME PASTOR OF THE CHURCH IN MADRID (Thursday, August 18)

A smiling, waving Benedict XVI entered Madrid on Thursday amid the cheers of thousands of youth and cries of "welcome," as he stepped through the Alcala Gate, one of the great symbols of the WYD host city. For the leader of the universal Church, the steps were charged with meaning.


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