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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Spanish Leader to Visit Pope

ROME, MAY 19, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The prime minister of Spain, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, will visit Benedict XVI on June 10, as Spain takes over the presidency of the European Union.

The Spanish embassy in Rome today confirmed the visit, saying Zapatero will only visit the Vatican.

This will be the second meeting between Zapatero and Benedict XVI. The first took place in Valencia, Spain, in 2006, in the context of the Pope's visit there for the World Meeting of Families.

Since his election in 2004, Zapatero and the Church have often been at odds over his policies to allow more abortions, to permit same-sex marriages and to end compulsory religious education in public schools.


Brian said...

I pray that José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero will be touched by the Holy Spirit - and experience a conversion.

God bless!

Andrea G said...

It's too bad the people of Spain are separating themselves from such rich roots of Catholicism. The remnants of what were in the Spanish people's hearts at one time are engrained in the architecture and even public celebrations. ¡Qué Dios le ayude!


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