Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims joined a huge open-air mass in Madrid to kick off World Youth Day. The international Roman Catholic event has drawn criticism for being staged at a staggering cost in a country suffering economic hardship.
AFP - Hundreds of thousands of sweltering pilgrims crammed into central Madrid for a giant open-air mass Tuesday, launching a million-strong, six-day Catholic youth party for Pope Benedict XVI.
Spain's "Catholic indignants"
Date created : 2011-08-16