Easytobook.com – Madrid Catholic Youth to Witness Pope Visit on World Youth Day
August 11, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsMADRID, SPAIN – Visitors to the Spanish capital in August can expect a large-scale Catholic congregation, as Madrid celebrates World Youth Day.
Arguably the highlight of this festival, Pope Benedict XVI will arrive at midday on 18th August to a welcoming ceremony followed by a tour of the city streets in the Popemobile.
With Roman Catholicism the majority religion in Spain, World Youth Day is likely to send hotel demand soaring in Madrid. Travel experts at easytobook.com encourage visitors over this period to book well in advance in order to avoid disappointment.
World Youth Day opens on 16th August with a Mass in Cibeles Square, led by the Archbishop of Madrid. Lasting six days, participatory activities include numerous sessions of worship, Via crucis, Catechesis sessions, and the much-anticipated Papal meetings.
World Youth Day was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985 as an opportunity for Catholic Youth to assemble to celebrate and further their knowledge of their common faith.
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