Pilgrims and protesters await Pope's arrival in Spain
November 05, 2010
Thousands of Catholic pilgrims and hundreds of anti-Catholic activists are gathering in Spain in anticipation of the weekend visit by Pope Benedict XVI.
Protesters will be outnumbered by loyal Catholics as the Pope visits Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona, but the demonstrations will undoubtedly attract more attention from the secular media. Homosexual activists have announced a “kiss-in” demonstration in Barcelona at the time of the Pope’s appearance there.
Police intervened on Thursday night in Santiago de Compostela as anti-Catholics threatened to turn violent.
- Protests turn violent ahead of Pope’s visit to Spain (Euro News)
- Pope heads to a less Catholic Spain (AP)
- Pilgrims gather to see pope, on mission to reclaim Europe (Inquirer)