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World Youth Day: Between faith and criticism

Madrid played host to the 26th World Youth Day (WYD) in a political, economic and social atmosphere overshadowed by the economic and employment crisis. Though the Catholic Church in Spain argues that WYD is an apostolic event, it cannot ignore the fact that certain voices, both inside and outside of the Church, are critical of the strategies used by the organization.

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August 30th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Zapatero: a pope’s best friend

An anti-pope protester. But Spain's Socialist government has been on the Church's side lately. Photo: Carlotta Tofani / Flickr.

Spain’s Socialist government has upset the Catholic Church a number of times. But as Benedict XVI visits Madrid, he should recognise how much it has also helped him in recent years.

August 19th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Pope’s visit highlights challenges for Spanish Church

Benedict XVI arrives in Santiago on November 6 with the country’s Catholic heritage on the wane and hoping to contain the spread of progressive social reforms.

November 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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