Pope arrives to cheers at Madrid airbase after storm

21st August 2011, Comments 0 comments

More than a million young pilgrims cheered as Pope Benedict XVI arrived Sunday in his popemobile at a Madrid airbase to give mass, a day after a violent storm drenched the faithful.

The storm cut short a speech by the 84-year-old head of the Roman Catholic Church the previous night at the Cuatro Vientos base. More than a million faithful spent the night there under the stars waiting for the mass.

© 2011 AFP

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