World Youth Day 2011: Protests Over Pope Arrival in Madrid. Pope Benedict XVI has arrived for the World Youth Day 2011 in Spain. His followers celebrate him, but proposes to also reject. Many Spaniards do not agree with his visit to Madrid – the protests tarnish the Idyll hoped for by the organizers. Spain is a deep Catholics country – however, there is harsh criticism of the visit of Pope Benedict XVI. Although hundreds of people cheered to the head of the Catholic Church at the airport in Madrid. But in the past few days there had been violent protests because of the visit.
Thousands of people demonstrated on Wednesday evening against the partial financing of the papal visit by tax money. The protests occurred to violent clashes between police and demonstrators. Eleven people, including two policemen, were injured. The officials put a batons on the central square of Puerta del Sol and arrested eight people. “Such incidents in advance of papal visit have not may happen“, wrote the newspaper “El País“. “You throw in a bad light on the city.” Spain more than most other European countries struggling still with the serious consequences of the economic and financial crisis. On the plane to Madrid blamed Benedikt XVI. the mentality of profit orientation essential for the crisis in an interview with journalists and demanded that morality and ethics in the formulation of economic policy objectives in the future should play a greater role.
The trip to Spain is Benedikt XVI are 20 trips abroad. Highlight of his third visit to Spain will be a big fair in the open air at oldest Madrid Cuatro Vientos airport on Sunday. It is the closing event of for world youth day, which total more than one million people are expected at the same time.
Benedict XVI predecessor John Paul II. 1984 world youth days initiated see all held two to three years. To Sydney 2008, Cologne 2005 it is already the third world youth day, in which participates as Pope Benedict.
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