Pope Benedict XVI visits Spain - 2010
November 12, 2010

Madrid, Spain, Nov 12, 2010 / 10:02 pm (CNA) .- In a recent message, Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona, Spain emphasized the importance of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Spain and called all Catholics to put the Pontiff's words into practice.

November 9, 2010

Barcelona, Spain, Nov 9, 2010 / 02:53 pm (CNA) .- Mayor of Barcelona, Jorge Hereu, has remarked that Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Spain was a “landmark” event in the country's history.

November 8, 2010

Barcelona, Spain, Nov 8, 2010 / 08:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News) .- Pope Benedict XVI used his weekend pilgrimage to Spain, Nov. 6-7, to outline his vision for the "re-evangelization" not only of Spain, but of Europe and the West.

November 7, 2010

Barcelona, Spain, Nov 7, 2010 / 03:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News) .- Pope Benedict called Spain to a deeper faith during his farewell address at Barcelona’s airport.

Barcelona, Spain, Nov 7, 2010 / 02:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News) .- The Pope rallied support for those in need of social assistance as he visited Nen Deu, an institution for poor, sick or needy children in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona, Spain, Nov 7, 2010 / 11:56 am (CNA/EWTN News) .- Pope Benedict lauded the design of Barcelona's newly dedicated minor basilica in bringing the Gospel to everyone, especially the poor.

Barcelona, Spain, Nov 7, 2010 / 10:27 am (CNA/EWTN News) .- The Church of the Holy Family’s altar was blessed and the church officially dedicated by Pope Benedict XVI on the morning of Nov. 7. The ceremony took place 128 years after the first stone was laid in Barcelona, Spain.

November 6, 2010

Barcelona, Spain, Nov 6, 2010 / 06:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News) .- Most of the renowned artists who lived during the last century weren't known for being particularly religious. But while many cultural pioneers were fleeing from faith, Spain's greatest architect was building for God alone.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Nov 6, 2010 / 03:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News) .- Developing further the concept of "new evangelization" in the world, Pope Benedict XVI has called all of Europe - especially young people - out of the darkness and into the light of faith.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Nov 6, 2010 / 11:19 am (CNA/EWTN News) .- Pope Benedict XVI spoke of transformation through the love of God as he visited one of the major Catholic pilgrimage sites of Europe. He noted that the Catholic Church is the place where that love can be spread.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Nov 6, 2010 / 10:36 am (CNA) .- Immediately upon arriving in Spain, Pope Benedict XVI touched on the sensitive topic of abortion in the country today. The Pontiff called for justice for the "poorest and the most defenseless."

Madrid, Spain, Nov 6, 2010 / 01:08 am (CNA) .- Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastian asked Pope Benedict XVI to confirm Spain in her faith during his Nov. 6 – 7 visit. “In the Catholic Church, the Pope is the guarantor of our unity in the faith –  or said differently – he is the one who confirms us in the faith,” the bishop said.

November 5, 2010

Rome, Italy, Nov 5, 2010 / 03:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News) .- When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Spain this weekend he will find a society facing an economic crisis and the social implications of growing secularization and indifference to religion.

Madrid, Spain, Nov 5, 2010 / 01:52 pm (CNA) .- Pro-family leader Ramon Novella spoke out on Nov. 4 emphasizing that the Pope's upcoming visit to Spain comes at a time when the country needs to hear his messages in support of life and the family.

November 4, 2010

, Nov 4, 2010 / 06:02 pm (CNA) .- Spanish journalist Marian De la Fuente has reported that Spaniards in the city of Santiago de Compostela are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI. It will be the first time a Pope visits the shrine dedicated to St. James during a jubilee year.

November 3, 2010

Vatican City, Nov 3, 2010 / 11:42 am (CNA/EWTN News) .- As the Spanish cities Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona make final preparations for the Holy Father's arrival this weekend, the Pope has asked everyone to accompany him on the pastoral trip with "fervent prayer."

November 1, 2010

Rome, Italy, Nov 1, 2010 / 10:01 pm () .- The first official words pronounced by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Barcelona on Nov. 7 will be in Catalan, at the Dedication Mass of the Church of the Holy Family. 

Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Nov 1, 2010 / 02:02 pm () .- Some 3,000 students from public and private schools in the Spanish region of Galicia will welcome Pope Benedict XVI to the city of Santiago de Compostela on Nov. 6.

October 29, 2010

Vatican City, Oct 29, 2010 / 11:57 am (CNA/EWTN News) .- Fr. Federico Lombardi met with the press on Oct. 29 to present the schedule for the Pope's Nov. 6-7 visit to Spain. The trip is divided between two major Spanish destinations, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in the Northwest region of Galicia and the Holy Family Church in Barcelona, the capital of the Northeastern Catalonia region.

October 28, 2010

Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Oct 28, 2010 / 06:08 pm (CNA) .- Spanish Archbishop Julian Barrio of Santiago de Compostela stated this week that he is “very satisfied” with the preparations for Pope Benedict's upcoming visit to the city. He noted that it will likely be many years before a Pontiff returns to the region.

October 21, 2010

Barcelona, Spain, Oct 21, 2010 / 03:09 pm (CNA) .- Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona has called on Catholics in his diocese to give a warm welcome to Pope Benedict XVI during his upcoming visit.

October 7, 2010

Madrid, Spain, Oct 7, 2010 / 01:09 pm (CNA) .- During his visit to Barcelona in November, Pope Benedict XVI will take a 30 minute motorcade ride from the archbishop's residence to the Church of the Holy Family along the streets of the Spanish city.

October 4, 2010

Barcelona, Spain, Oct 4, 2010 / 11:53 am () .- Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona said last Friday that the archdiocese is expecting “nearly half a million people” to show up for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Barcelona, where he will consecrate the “Sagrada Familia,” or Church of the Holy Family.

September 29, 2010

Madrid, Spain, Sep 29, 2010 / 02:52 pm (CNA) .- The Bishops’ Conference of Spain has launched an official website for the Holy Father’s November visit to the country. The website, available in four languages, will provide complete complete coverage of the Pope’s activities in Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona.

September 24, 2010

Vatican City, Sep 24, 2010 / 10:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News) .- The Holy See has announced the official schedule for the Pope's visit to the Spanish cities of Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona this fall. Accompanying the announcement were messages from the archbishops of the two cities inviting the involvement of the faithful to support the Holy Father spiritually and physically.

September 22, 2010

Barcelona, Spain, Sep 22, 2010 / 10:44 pm (CNA) .- The Archdiocese of Barcelona has issued an appeal for additional volunteers to help out with Pope Benedict XVI's Nov. 6 and 7 visit to the city.

September 8, 2010

Madrid, Spain, Sep 8, 2010 / 06:08 pm (CNA) .- The Archbishop of Barcelona, Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach, underscored the historical importance of Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming visit to the city, noting that the Holy Father values the Church of the Holy Family because it “corresponds to what a church should be theologically and liturgically.”

March 3, 2010

Vatican City, Mar 3, 2010 / 10:38 am (CNA/EWTN News) .- The Holy Father will make a trip to Spain this year, according to announcements from both sides of the Mediterranean on Wednesday. On Nov. 6 he will be in Santiago de Compostela for the Year of St. James celebrations.  Then, on Nov. 7 he will visit Barcelona to bless Antoni Gaudi's famous and unique "Sagrada Familia" Cathedral.