From the Vatican
- Missal for the Apostolic Journey: Santiago de Compostela
- Missal for the Apostolic Journey: Barcelona
Events / Addresses by Pope Benedict XVI
- Welcoming ceremony at the International Airport of Santiago de Compostela (November 6, 2010)
- Visit to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (November 6, 2010)
- Eucharistic Celebration on the occasion of the Compostelian Jubilee Year at Plaza del Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela: Homily of the Holy Father (November 6, 2010)
- Eucharistic Celebration on the occasion of the dedication of the church of the Sagrada Familia and the altar in Barcelona: Homily of the Holy Father (November 7, 2010)
- Recitation of the Angelus Domini in the square in front of the church of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (November 7, 2010)
- Visit to the Obra Benefico-Social Nen Déu in Barcelona (November 7, 2010)
- Farewell ceremony at the International Airport of Barcelona (November 7, 2010)
- Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela's Address to Pope Benedict XVI The address Archbishop Julián Barrio Barrio of Santiago de Compostela delivered today at the Mass presided over by Benedict XVI in the Plaza del Obradoiro.
- Apostolic Journey to Spain | November 6 - 7, 2010 Salt + Light Television:
Our full coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Journey to the Spain begins on Saturday, November 6th at 6:30am ET / 3:30am PT with his day in Santiago de Compostela. Our coverage continues on Sunday, November 7th with Pope Benedict’s visit to Barcelona.
- Papal trip to Spain. Benedict XVI urges Western countries to be open to God (Rome Reports)
Austin Ivereigh - America Magazine
- 11/09/10: Pope in Spain: was it a success?
- 11/07/10: Pope consecrates Sagrada Familia
- 11/06/10: Catalan Catholic nationalists hope for Benedict bounce
- 11/06/10: Pope arrives in Barcelona
- 11/06/10: Pope in Santiago (2): we need to hear God again under the skies of Europe
- 11/06/10: Pope in Santiago (1): truth and freedom cannot be separated
- 11/06/10: Pope likens modern anticlericalism to 1930s Spain
- 11/06/10: Pilgrim pope arrives in Spain
- 11/05/10: Spain prepares to receive Pope Benedict:
The 800-year-old cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the site of the relics of St James the Apostle and the object of perhaps the world's greatest continuous pilgrim route, the Camino de Santiago. The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is Europe's most recent -- one hesitates to say "last" -- great Catholic church, begun in 1882 and still unfinished, but ready, now, to be declared fit for worship, turning Spain's most popular tourist attraction into what could be Europe's most visited cathedral.
It's easy to see why this visit proved irresistible to Benedict XVI ...
- 11/11/10: Proving the Pope Right Rorate Caeli:
In an act that has been almost completely ignored by the press and even the blogosphere (whether secular or religious) outside of Spain, the Spanish government decided on November 3 to ban the entry into the Benedictine-run Basilica inside the Valle de los Caidos, not just of tourists but even of the faithful who want to attend Mass. The Guardia Civil has been charged with enforcing the order, thus proving the essential correctness of the Pope's comparison of today's levels of anticlericalism in Spain with that of the 1930's.
- 11/09/10: Beauty, Basilicas, and Barcelona, by Anthony Lusvardi, SJ. (Whosoever Desires)
- 11/08/10: when 200 > 250,000, by Phil Lawler (Catholic Culture):
On Sunday there were about 250,000 people in and around the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, cheering for Pope Benedict. There were also about 200 homosexual demonstrators, staging a foolish “kiss-in” in an attempt to embarrass the Pope. Which group gained more media coverage?
- 11/07/10: "The Botafumeiro" Jake Tawney (Roma Locuta Est):
... It is truly one of the great spectacles of Christendom. Yesterday, during the Pope Benedict's visit to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, the famous botafumeiro was unleashed. The botafumeiro is a giant thurible measuring five feet in height - indeed the very name botafumeiro means "smoke expeller" in Galician. The tradition of swinging a large thurible at Santiago dates back to the eleventh century, but the current model first took flight in 1851. The speed of the botafumeiro tops 40 miles and hour and has an arc that reaches as much as 200 feet. If you have never seen the botafumeiro in action, the following video will be quite a treat - and the only appropriate response seems to be, "Holy smoke!"
- 11/06/10: Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia finally becomes a church (Reuters: Faithworld) - For decades tourists have visited the twisting spires of Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia church, but 128 years after construction began Catholic faithful will worship there for the first time on Sunday.
- 11/06/10: Benedict Arrives in Spain as a Pilgrim (Zenit)
- 11/06/10: Loving service is key to happiness, pope says in Spain, by Carol Glatz. (Catholic News Service)
- 11/06/10: Papal visit will highlight Catholic vision of Spain's greatest architect (Catholic News Agency)
- 11/06/10: On plane to Spain, pope talks about art and faith, by Carol Glatz. (Catholic News Service)
- 11/05/10: Bishop requests historic cathedral no longer be referred to as mosque (Catholic News Agency).
- 11/05/10: Spain Fasting, Giving Alms, Offered for Papal Trip - Interview With Archbishop Julián Barrio of Santiago de Compostela. (Zenit)
- 11/05/10: First Mass in the Sagrada Família: The Pope Beatifies Gaudí - Benedict XVI is going to Barcelona to consecrate the masterpiece basilica. And he is proposing it as a model for modern builders of churches. A visitor's guide to the astonishing edifice. Sandro Magister (Chiesa)
- 11/05/10: Pope in Spain: What’s happening (S+L blog).
- 11/04/10: Spanish journalist notes unique timing of Pope's visit - "It will be the first time a Pope visits the shrine dedicated to St. James during a jubilee year." (Catholic News Agency)
- 11/01/10: Pope’s first words in Barcelona to be in Catalan (Catholic News Agency)
- 11/01/10: Three thousand students to welcome Pope to Santiago de Compostela (Catholic News Agency)