Pope to tour Barcelona during November visit

.- Officials in Barcelona said this week Pope Benedict XVI will take a tour of the Spanish city in his popemobile when he travels there on November 7 for the consecration of the Church of the Holy Family.

In 1982, Pope John Paul II also toured the city in the popemobile.

According to Barcelona Mayor Jordi Hereu, the ride will be “a magnificent opportunity” to showcase the Catalan city to the world, because it will be “the first time the inside of Church of the Holy Family will be seen as a church.  He said Barcelonans are preparing for the visit “with great expectation.”

The Church of the Holy Family was designed by the famous architect Antonio Gaudi, and its construction first began in1882.


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