Hola Madrid!

October, 2011

Cover Story

Esta es la juventud del Papa” (This is the youth of the Pope). Echoing throughout Madrid, this chant was a constant reminder to all those present for miles around that World Youth Day had indeed descended on Spain. Here was the testament that what Pope John Paul II had initiated in the mid 80s was now a vibrant youth gathering. Between 15th & 21st August 2011 the city came alive with nearly 2 million enthusiastic pilgrims from 193 nations converging to sing, dance, pray, reflect and above all, celebrate their Catholic faith, making it the 3rd most attended World Youth Day (after Manila in 1995 and Rome in 2000).


Hola Madrid!