View Full Version : Pope Benedict arrives in Spain amid protests

18-08-2011, 20:42
Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in the Spain amid protests by many who see the cost of the visit as an undue burden on the country while it is in an economic recession. The pope arrived in Madrid at the start of a four-day visit to coincide with the Catholic church’s world youth day. Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are expected to attend official events to mark the visit but thousands more are demonstrating against the pontiff’s visit.

But as the report goes on to show, there was a huge welcome too from the youth gathered for Día de la Juventud ....

Source (http://storyful.com/stories/1000006679)

18-08-2011, 21:01
you know on france 24 news i get in english they said that all this whould cost the tax payers any where from 20-50 million euros. even alot of spanish people saying why we need the pope here in these trouble times.