Pope is in Madrid for World Youth Day events attracted up to a million pilgrims from across the world (BBC News).
I think, it is rather disappointing to see that a million extra people in beautiful Madrid are in a wrong way. I am worried about those youth who attend the events, as I doubtlessly believe many accepts of catholic teachings on sexual morality are terribly irrational.
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Latin Cross, Madrid-Barajas International Airport, Spain, July 2011, Photo by Ali Amirmoayed
Spain is still very much a Catholic stronghold. According to a study by the Spanish Center of Sociological Research over 70% of Spaniards self-identify as Catholics (Wikipedia: Religion in Spain).
Tonight is somewhat different. The full moon is shining brightly in the clear sky of Madrid. Tonight the moon is all about love.
Oh my dear, my heart aches for your presence….