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7 Reasons for Good Cheer After Madrid
Last edited 22nd August 2011

Last year at this time the Catholic Church was licking its wounds after its biggest public relations shellacking in many years. Newspaper columnists sneered that the scandal caused by a few priest paedophiles was the beginning of the end. Its followers were so disgusted that they were said to be turning in their membership cards.

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MADRID OVERTAKEN BY WORLD YOUTH DAY (Thursday, August 18)
Last edited 22nd August 2011

For participants in Madrid's World Youth Day, this week has been one of a series of hot days of waiting in line to take part in the different cultural programs, including movies, classical and modern music, and art exhibitions.

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CHEERING THOUSANDS WELCOME POPE TO MADRID (Thursday, August 18)
Last edited 22nd August 2011

Words can be used for entertainment or information, but the words of Jesus have another purpose, Benedict XVI is telling youth in Madrid. The words of Christ are meant to reach the heart and take root.


World Youth Day volunteers receive Pope's gratitude (Sunday, August 21)
Last edited 22nd August 2011

Pope Benedict XVI took time on August 21 to thank World Youth Day 2011 volunteers, saying they made pilgrims feel at home in Madrid by serving in the spirit of the Gospel.

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Take the World Youth Day experience back home, says Pope Benedict (Sunday, August 21)
Last edited 22nd August 2011

Pope Benedict XVI left Spain on the evening of August 21, after giving a challenge to the million-plus young people who came to World Youth Day in Madrid over the past six days.

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Final WYD Mass and farewell to Pope Benedict XVI (Sunday, August 21)
Last edited 22nd August 2011

Pope Benedict XVI told over a million young pilgrims to World Youth Day that the best way to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is through the Catholic Church. Read more here!


Pope Benedict XVI defends the dignity of the disabled (Saturday, August 20)
Last edited 22nd August 2011

Pope Benedict XVI visited a center for mentally and physically disabled young people as part of his World Youth Day visit to Madrid.

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Young pilgrims feel emboldened by dramatic vigil experience (Saturday, August 20)
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Young people at the Cuatro Vientos air base felt their passion for God and the Church renewed after experiencing an evening of torrential rainstorms together with Pope Benedict XVI on August 20.


Prayer Vigil with Pope Benedict XVI at the Cuatro Vientos Airfield (Saturday, August 20)
Last edited 22nd August 2011

In some of the most extraordinary scenes witnessed at any recent Papal event, Pope Benedict XVI braved thunder, lighting and driving rain to tell young people to stay close to Christ as they make their way in life. Read more here


Youth flood Cuatro Vientos airport, awaiting Pope's arrival at vigil (Saturday, August 20)
Last edited 22nd August 2011

More than a million young people from around the world eagerly awaited Pope Benedict's arrival at the Cuatro Vientos aerodrome for the World Youth Day 2011 vigil on August 20.


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