Pope's visit

Barcelona prepares itself to host Benedict XVI

Lluís Martínez Sistach's picture

On the 6th and 7th of November, the Holy Father Benedict XVI will honour us with an apostolic visit to Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona. He will arrive on Saturday the 6th in the evening. He will spend the night in the Episcopal Palace. It will be a great honour for me, as Archbishop of Barcelona, to host the Holy Father.

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A losing battle

Santiago Ramentol's picture

The Benedict XVI visiting Barcelona embodies the figure of a theologian-Pope. I am not saying that this Pope is well-informed about the complex web of contemporary thinking and events. Few clerics are. He is a man shaped by the study of God and all that is related to divinity. And he does this - and he has always done so - in the light of revelation, not reason, of the past, not of the future, as Hans Küng, his old academy companion, explains in his memoirs.

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