Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Mehr als 100 spanische katholische Priester opponieren gegen teuren Papstbesuch - Guardian

More than 100 spanish catholic priests join opposition to costly papal visit - Guardian

Spanish priests join opposition to costly papal visit

More than 100 priests from Madrid's poorest parishes have added their voices to the growing protest at the cost of Pope Benedict's visit to Madrid next week. An umbrella group – the Priest's Forum – says the estimated €60m (£53m) cost of the papal visit, not counting security, cannot be justified at a time of massive public sector cuts and 20% unemployment in Spain. ...... The pope's visit to Barcelona last November was poorly received, with the popemobile forced to drive at top speed past small groups of the faithful along mainly deserted streets.
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