By today, the UST pilgrims will reach Madrid, which is teeming with thousands of young Catholics from across the globe all eagerly awaiting the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI! His Holiness will arrive on the scene tomorrow – He is scheduled to enter the city of Madrid at 12:40 p.m. local time and the WYD festivities will be in full swing.
WYD participants, organized by language groups, will have catechesis session with bishops from all over the world. The sessions will take place in churches, schools, auditoriums and sports centers of Madrid.
The Pope arrives at the Barajas Airport
Welcome Ceremony at the State Hall
The Pope enters the city of Madrid
Drive through the streets of the city in Popemobile to reach the Nunciature.
Papal Welcome Ceremony with youth at Cibeles
In Plaza de la Independencia, Benedict XVI will pass through the Puerta de Alcalá with youth from all the continents. After this event, he will ride in Popemobile to Plaza de Cibeles.
A Light in the Dark
After receiving the Pope in Cibeles, twelve images of Our Lady from around the world will be on display on the streets of Madrid, so young pilgrims can visit them, sing to them, and pray before them.