In the Palacio de la Zarzuela has been received by the monarchs, Princes of Asturias and infanta Elena. He will then go to El Escorial where will find religious young people and thousand University professors in the courtyard of the Kings of the monastery. At 18, he will meet with the President of the Government; later, he will star in a Via Crucis which will end in the plaza de Cibeles in the capital. Second day of the Pope in Madrid and second encounter with the Kings. Benedict XVI is already in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, residence of the Royal family, which has been received by monarchs, Princes of Asturias and infanta Elena; There it will maintain a subsequent encounter with the King. The Pope automobile has reached Zarzuela around 10: 10 h, and at the entrance to the Palace, awaited him don Juan Carlos and Dona Sofia, accompanied by princes – with Leonor and Sofia – infantas and Dona Elena with her two children, Juan Felipe and Victoria Federica. Past the 9.37 h, the Supreme Pontiff was leaving the dependencies of the Nunciature, where he resides these days after officiating a private mass.
Leaving you received at the door greeted by hundreds of young people who were waiting for him for hours. Meeting with nuns after act in Zarzuela, the Pope will be moved to the Madrid town of El Escorial where you will be with religious young people and thousand University professors in the courtyard of the Kings of the monastery, in an act that is expected to assist the Minister of education, angel Gabilondo. The Pope will become another bath of crowds, since from seven in the morning have begun to reach that town groups of pilgrims to see up close and greet Benedicto XVI. Subsequently, the Supreme Pontiff held a lunch with young people at the Nunciature, and shortly before 18 h, will meet with the President of the Government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. The day will conclude with a Via Crucis of the world youth day, which will begin in the plaza de Colon and terminate at the nearby plaza de Cibeles. In every season there will be a step of Spanish Holy week, representing the corresponding scene. For more specific information, check out Jonah Shacknai. Source of the news: Benedicto XVI meets with the Kings after a swim of crowds in El Escorial