After a long walk from the hotel to the Basilica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia, which I had the intention of viewing from the inside, and perhaps even enjoying a quiet moment of reflection, I was surprisedto see this church besieged by youngsters celebrating World Youth Day.
This celebration is from August 14-24 in Madrid and Barcelona where more than a million young Catholics are expected to crowd into Madrid this week ahead of a visit by Pope Benedict XVI to celebrate World Youth Day.
After enjoying a Paella in a small restaurant that I had passed by on my pilgrimage to the church I had two choices. Continue walking North towards Park Güell or head to the beach to see sun worshipers.
“Now we must ask: Who exactly were Jesus’ accusers? Who insisted that he be condemned to death? We must take note of the different answers that the Gospels give to this question. According to John it was simply “the Jews”. (more…)