Posts Tagged ‘Madrid’

Worship congregation head reassigned out of Rome by Pope

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Pope Francis has reassigned one of his predecessor’s key appointments to a position out of Rome. After six years as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera has been appointed Archbishop of Valencia in Spain. Cardinal Canizares told Vatican Insider that he had asked for a Read more

Spanish priest dies after catching Ebola virus

Friday, August 15th, 2014

A Spanish priest who caught Ebola in Liberia has died of the disease in a hospital in Madrid. Fr Miguel Pajares, 75, died on August 12 after being evacuated from West Africa by Spain. He was reportedly being given the experimental ZMapp drug. Fr Pajares had been working with Ebola patients at the San Jose de Read more

Escriva successor in Opus Dei to be beatified in Spain

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor to St Josemaria Escriva as leader of Opus Dei, is to be beatified in Madrid on September 27. The ceremony is expected to attract 100,000 people from at least 50 countries. Some 3000 families will open their homes to those travelling to Madrid from abroad and 2000 young Read more

Former monk builds stunning cathedral out of junk

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

With its giant spires and magnificent dome to rival that of St Peter’s Basillica, Mejorada del Campo’s impressive cathedral looks like it has been skilfully crafted by a team of architectural experts. It’s impossible to believe that it has been single-handedly built by a former trappist monk who had never laid a brick in his Read more

WYD2011 numbers: 354 million euros profit for Spain

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Spanish economy benefits from multi-million dollar WYD profit

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Spain’s capital, Madrid, netted a NZ$280 million WYD profit, reports Arturo Fernandez, the president of Madrid’s House of Commerce. The surplus was generated by accommodation, transport services and business such as food providers. The director of the Hotel Industry Business Association in Madrid, Juan Jose Blardony, said three million meal tickets were distributed to young people Read more

Pope: Madrid – Capital of the world for youth

Friday, August 19th, 2011

The arrival of Pope Benedict, World Youth Day in Madrid moved up a gear and in Benedict’s words, Madrid has become the capital of the world for youth. Amid the heat of the burning sun, the 1.5 – 2 million pilgrims, the need for water, all didn’t seem to matter to Jo Anne Rowney who Read more

New Zealand’s World Youth Day: Madrid and elsewhere

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Two year 13 students from Auckland met Pope Benedict XVI at the World Youth Day Papal Welcome Ceremony in Madrid. The ceremony began  at 5.30am New Zealand time (18 August at 7.30pm Madrid time). Dominic Light and Vincent Phua, both 18, were chosen to join 48 other young people from around the world to meet with Read more

We are ready: WYD Madrid 2011

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Strike averted in time for WYD2011

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Strikes across Spain coinciding with the Pope’s visit to World Youth Day have been averted after a baggage handling company agreed to reinstate four workers who had been made redundant. It was reported yesterday  that unions representing Spanish airport ground crew had called strikes to coincide with Pope Benedict XVI’s four-day visit to the Spanish Read more