Thousands protest Pope in Madrid VIDEOS.Benedict XVI the narcissistic Pope spends 100 million Euros while millions of Spaniards suffer economic crisis
Clashes: Riot police and demonstrators fought in Madrid's Sol square the day before the Pope's visit
Updated with VIDEOS August 19, 2011
When Pope John Paul II trotted around the globe for 27 years during his papacy, he never encountered any protest especially clashies between Catholic protesters and police and World Youth Day young people. Today in Spain - thousands of Spaniards - protest Benedict XVI's visit and these protesters are drowning out the voices of stunned WYD people who are probably seeing and hearing for the first time that their beloved pope is not so lovable after all and they are hearing for the first time about his cover-up of priest pedophilia during his reign as Cardinal Ratzinger, the other hand that ruled the Holy See together with John Paul II. Cardinal Ratzinger is reaping what he and John Paul sowed for 27 years when they deified pedophile priests and ignored thousands of children who were victims of the JP2 Army the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army read our related articles in http://jp2army.blogspot.com/ and John Paul II Galaxy size ego usurps Mary statues. ‘The Holy Father’ John Paul II ousts Baby Jesus from the arms of His ‘Holy Mother’ Mary! http://stella0maris.blogspot.com/ Read Father Hodgens litany of faults of JP2 in our related article http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/04/john-paul-ii-4-millionayatollah.html
Lashing out: Police officers scuffled with protesters during the demonstration
Kicking off: Anti-Pope protesters clashed with riot police before the pontiff's visit to Madrid
15-M said in a statement: 'We are not angry about the Pope's visit, which some will agree with and others won't, but rather over the financing of it with public money, especially at a time when many services are being cut because it's necessary to curb government spending.'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2027351/Popes-visit-Spain-Protests-violence-breaks-Madrids-streets.html#ixzz1VWhLj1Xn
Spanish protester against Benedict XVI's visit is dragged by police.
Benedict XVI was welcomed in Spain by THOUSANDS of protesters who clashed with police and pilgrims, watch videos below. This WYD World Youth Day which the "Blessed" John Paul II “created” must also end in this 21st century because it is always very costly for host countries and for the young people who have to spend thousands of dollars which could be better used for their "secular" education to achieve their diplomas and prepare them for a career. For Spain which is facing severe austerity measures like Greece and is on the brink of bankruptcy, Benedict XVI had the gall to spend EUROS 50.5 million (or 100 million Euros as protesters are saying) for his spectacular sorceries of the Eucharist and “secular" expenditures for his security and photo-ops with millionaires who are investors of the SECRET Vatican Swiss Banks. The World Youth Day was created by John Paul II to feed the cult of the papacy and, like the strategy of Hitler that made the youth chant "Heil Hitler" World Youth Day made Catholics chant "JP2 , We love you". It is precisely the World Youth Day that fed the narcissism of John Paul II and why he refused to face the truth of the priest pedophilia that was his biggest legacy, read our related article John Paul smelled Devil`s Bowels as roses for 27 years as he deified Father Marcial Maciel and deified Cardinal Bernard Law http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/04/john-paul-smelled-devils-bowels-as.html
EUROS 50.5 million could have better used to feed the Spaniards from the children to the old and to educate the youth. Many of the protesters say the real cost to taxpayers will be over EUR 100 million. This Madrid papal visit proves that Benedict XVI has no compunction, no moral conscience and no true charity for the needs of the poor and like John Paul II, his papal narcissism is more important than the hungry mouths of millions of poor peoples, read our related articles
The narcissism and grandiosity of John Paul II, Cardinal Bernard Law, Benedict XVI, and Bishop Roger Vangheluwe are nauseating and despicable http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/04/narcissism-and-grandiosity-of-john-paul.html
Benedict XVI is acting like the Tsars of Russia and the Kings of France who partied and dressed grandiosely as the masses starved, they were insensitive to the poverty and plight of their own people and they paid for it at the end ...and so Benedict's days as the final absolute monarch pope on Earth with his spectacular millions of euros and dollars sorcery of the flesh and blood of Christ is also numbered, read our related article It is time for the French Revolution at the Vatican: Benedict XVI must resign, Cardinal Bernard Law et al must resign …Shut-down the Vatican http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/03/it-is-time-for-french-revolution-at.html
Whether it is 1 million of youths or hundreds of thousands who will attend, the cult of the papacy must end in this century and the status of the Vatican as country must also end, read our related article Amnesty International names Vatican in 2011 report on human rights violations - it's time the UN end the Vatican status as a "secular" state http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2011/05/amnesty-international-names-vatican-in.html
America, wake up and see the Victims in USA - Attackers - Responsible Leaders
Pearl Harbor - 3,000 victims - 170 planes - Admiral Yamamoto
WTC & 9/11 attacks - 3,000 victims - 19 Muslims - Osama bin Laden
JP2 Army - 15,736 victims - 6,000 pedophile priests - John Paul II & Benedict XVI & Opus Dei, the new Vatican Trinity
Opus Dei controlled the 27 years papacy of John Paul II and is therefore the foremost guilty party who aided and abetted and covered-up the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army. Opus Dei wrote most of John Paul II’s books and writings and to ensure their perpetuity as “All things Catholic”, they want JP2 to be beatified and canonized now by Benedict XVI so as not to take any chances on other future popes. The FACE of Opus Dei is John Paul II and the PHANTOM Spirit of Opus Dei is their founder St. Josemaria Escriva, read our related article John Paul II, Patron of Pederasts and Opus Dei – analysis of Joaquin Navarro-Valls’ reasons for JP2 beatification at Opus Dei conference in Rome http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/04/john-paul-ii-patron-of-pederasts-and.html
The 15,736 victims is from the recent report of the US Catholic Bishops Conference harmed by almost 6,000 pedophile priests. Note that the victims of the JP2 Army are 5 times those of Osama bin Laden's 9-11, read more here 9/11 victims 3,000. JP2 Army 100,000s. May Day: both Hitler and bin Laden Announced Dead on May 1 on John Paul II Beatification Day B-Day http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/05/911-victims-5000-jp2-army-100000s-may.html
JP2 Army John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army http://jp2army.blogspot.com/
Vatican Titanic Ship hits icebergs in New York and Ireland !!! http://popecrimes.blogspot.com/2011/07/vatican-titanic-ship-hits-icebergs-in.html
Eve and Benedict XVI blame the Devil. Analysis of Pope’s homily in Year for Priests -sorcerers of Christ’s flesh and blood http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/06/eve-and-benedict-xvi-blame-devil.html
Police officer arrests a demonstrator after clashes between pilgrims and demonstrators against the visit of Pope Benedit XVI on August 17, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.
Spaniards protest expensive pope visit
Thousands of outraged demonstrators have taken to the streets of Madrid, the capital of Spain, to protests the costly four-day visit of Pope Benedict XVI.
Hundreds of groups, including members of Spain's M-15 movement, took part in the demonstrations across the city center on Wednesday, AFP reported.
"We criticize this scandalous show at a time of such a terribly distressing economic situation, with entire families unemployed," said protester Evaristo Villar of Christian Networks (Redes Cristianos).
The official cost of the visit, excluding the price of upholding security, has been estimated at around EUR 50.5 million, but many of the protesters say the real cost to taxpayers will be well over EUR 100 million.
The demonstrators shouted several slogans including, “The pope's visit, not with my tax money!”
Dozens of riot police were deployed to prevent any clashes between demonstrators and Catholic groups. Only minor incidents were reported.
"I was at the protest with my father, and one of the Catholics punched me in the face," an 18 year-old protester said who was bleeding from the nose.
Pope Benedict is expected to arrive on Thursday. The visit comes at a time when Spain is struggling to get out of the recession that has crippled the country's economy.
The current unemployment rate stands at 20.89 percent. However, the youth unemployment rate is over 45 percent.
Spain's M-15 movement was born on May 15 to protest the government's bad management of the economy.
Marcha laica vs. JMJ 2011 (Insults and clashes in the Anti-Pope Protest. WYD 17/07/2011) W SUBTITLES 7.51 minutes - with English subtitles
Spaniards chanted continously "Benedict...pederast". "Your pope is a Nazi". "The Pope is a fascist and a pederast".
Spanish police said on Thursday that they arrested eight demonstrators after violent clashes with protesters opposed to a visit by Pope Benedict XVI. Eleven people were reported injured, including two police officers.
The violence broke out on Wednesday night as thousands of people gathered at Madrid's Puerta del Sol.
They are angry that taxpayers' money is being spent on the pontiff's four-day trip at a time of severe economic crisis in Spain.
Marcha Laica contra Ratzinger
Aug 17, Madrid - demonstration against Pope's visit
The demonstration gathers in Tirso de Molina prior to marching to Sol
Aug 17, Madrid - demonstration against Pope's visit
Nothing for the Pope, not with my taxes
Riot police in Madrid clash with demonstrators protesting the cost of the Pope's ...
Demonstration in Sol Aug 17, Madrid (2)- Demonstration against pope visit
Anti-pope protesters face off with pilgrims in Madrid
Thousands of protesters angry over a visit by Pope Benedict XVI for a lavish youth festival took to Madrid's streets Wednesday, to be confronted by Catholic pilgrims and riot police. Duration: 00:50
Aug 17, Madrid - demonstration against Pope's visit
Anti pope protesters clash with police in Madrid
Pope in Madrid : protest parade : youtube video : Spain
http://www.france24.com/en/20110818-europe-pope-vatican-spain-demonstrators-protest-cost-spain-madrid-visit-youth-day-festival Spanish priests protest pope's Madrid visit saying youths from Dominican Republic cannot come because they cannot afford it and Christ would not waste such kind of money especially at a time of global economic crisis and that the pope's visit has nothing to do with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Anti-Pope protests in Madrid injure 11
By The Associated Press, cbc.ca, Updated: August 18, 2011 6:08 AM
Spanish police say eight demonstrators were arrested and 11 people injured in clashes between riot police and protesters opposed to a four-day visit by Pope Benedict XVI for World Youth Day events.
A police official said Thursday that two of the people injured in the disturbances in Madrid were police officers.
Violence broke out Wednesday night after a march by thousands of people angry that, among other things, taxpayer money is being spent on the festival that attracts thousands on pilgrimmages from around the world annually.
The Pope's visit starts Thursday.
Police wielding truncheons charged demonstrators several times in Madrid's Puerta del Sol plaza, scene of anti-establishment rallies in recent months.
The police official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with department rules.
Earlier this week, a chemistry student working as a volunteer for the Pope's visit to Madrid was arrested on suspicion of planning a gas attack targeting protesters opposed to the pontiff's stay.
A police official said the suspect is a 24-year-old Mexican student specializing in organic chemistry. She would not say whether investigators believe the man was actually capable of carrying out a gas attack, and did not know if he actually had chemicals that could have been used to assault the protesters.
The detainee was identified by the Mexican Embassy in Madrid as Jose Perez Bautista from Puebla state, near Mexico City.
OFFICIAL SITE: World Youth Day 2011
Pope denounces profit-at-all mentality behind economic crisis hitting Europe
Pilgrims pray at the street during a mass at the Cibeles square, Tuesday Aug. 16, …
MADRID - Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday denounced the profit-at-all-cost mentality he says is behind Europe's current economic crisis. The pontiff insisted that morals and ethics must play a greater role in formulating economic policy in the future.
"Man must be at the centre of the economy and the economy must not be measured only by the maximization of profit but according to the common good," the pontiff told reporters aboard his plane as he travelled to Madrid for the Catholic Church's World Youth Day.
The weeklong Catholic event is taking place against the backdrop of the European debt crisis, which has hit Spain hard.
Benedict's plane touched down in Madrid shortly before noon (1000 GMT) to a crowd of hundreds of young pilgrims cheering and waving mainly Spanish flags.
Pope Benedict was met off his plane by King Juan Carlos Queen Sofia. Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and conservative opposition leader Marian Rajoy, the man forecast to take power in November elections, were also present.
Many Spaniards have balked at the cost of the visit at a time of economic difficulty for many. Spain has a nearly 21 per cent jobless rate.
Hours before the pontiff's arrival, riot police and protesters opposed to his stay clashed in downtown Madrid. Police said eight demonstrators were arrested and 11 people were injured in the disturbances Wednesday night in the city's Puerta del Sol plaza.
On Tuesday, police arrested a chemistry student working as a volunteer for the pope's visit on suspicion he was planning a gas attack on protesters opposed to the pontiff's visit, officials said. The 24-year-old Mexican student, identified by the Mexican Embassy in Madrid as Jose Perez Bautista from Puebla state, was expected to appear in a Madrid court Thursday.
Organizers expect a million or more young people from 193 countries to attend the festival.
The main events are a prayer vigil with the 84-year-old Pope and outdoor sleepover for pilgrims Saturday night at a sprawling air base, and Mass there the next morning.
The pope's attendance shows how much a priority he places on this economically troubled country, which has departed sharply from its Catholic traditions and embraced hedonism and secularism. In the economic bust, he may be hoping to lure back some of his straying flock.
This will be the third time the pontiff has visited Spain since his papacy began in 2005.
The visit also comes as Spain gets ready for early elections in the fall. While the church officially keeps out of politics, it will be sure to be watching closely because the outcome could affect Spain's direction on hot-button ethical issues.
The election will pit the ruling Socialists, who irked the Vatican with social reforms including gay marriage and a law allowing 16-year-olds to get abortions without parental consent, against conservatives who tend to back church thinking on such issues and are heavily favoured to win.
In Spain the church faces a congregation for whom being Catholic is more a birthmark than a way of life. A poll released in July says that while 72 per cent of Spaniards identify themselves as Catholic, 60 per cent say they "almost never" go to Mass and only 13 per cent every Sunday.
Except for a trip Friday to a historic monastery in El Escorial, 50 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of Madrid, the Pope will spend the whole visit in Madrid, meeting with young people, hearing confession from some of them, riding through the city in his pope-mobile and greeting young nuns, seminarians and university professors, among other activities.