August 18th, 2011
A quick comment on a serious matter. Last night there were riots at La Puerta Del Sol – only 3 blocks from my apartment, in protest against the Pope coming to Madrid. The protests are largely due to the cost of his visit and the economic crisis Madrid now faces. In truth, most of the costs are being covered by the WYD organization and are going directly back into the economy of Madrid – but people are struggling, and out of work, and all they see is the 50 Million Euro pricetag.
Please pray for the safety of the pilgrims, and the Pope , and our first meeting with him, which is only minutes away.