After proclaiming four new blessed, Pope encourages Spaniards after attack

.- On Sunday, after proclaiming four new blessed -two of them Spanish, - Pope John Paul encouraged again Spaniards after the 3/11 terrorist attacks.

After the ceremony of beatification and before praying the Angelus, the Holy Father addressed the some 20,000 Spaniards gathered at St. Peter's Square saying: “I encourage you to keep up your hope, courage and generosity in the face of the pain of so many families, the people of Madrid and all of Spain upon the recent terrorist attack. Love is stronger than hated and death!”

The Holy Father beatified on Sunday four Servants of God: Italian priest Luigi Talamoni (1848-1926;) the Spanish religious Matilde del Sagrado Corazon Tellez Robles (1841-1902) and Piedad de la Cruz Ortiz Real (1842-1916;) and the Italian Carmelite nun Maria Candida dell’Eucaristia (1884-1949.)

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