Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese,
8 Nov 2010
Pope Benedict XVI arrived for his much anticipated trip to Santiago de Compostela. He was received by the cheers of enthusiastic crowds gathered for his visit. After arrival, the Pope was greeted by Prince Felipe and his wife Princess Letizia. First words of Benedict XVI in Spain: "I wish to encourage Spain and Europe to build their present and to project their future on the basis of the authentic truth about man, on the basis of the freedom which respects this truth and never harms it, and on the basis of justice for all, beginning with the poorest and the most defenceless."
A Spain and a Europe concerned not only with people's material needs but also with their moral and social, spiritual and religious needs, since all these are genuine requirements of our common humanity and only in this way can work be done effectively, integrally and fruitfully for man's good.