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Pope will travel to Spain and visit Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona next November

The two day trip, will start at Santiago de Compostela’s Cathedral in light of the Holy Year. That’s where he will dine with bishops and other officials. The pope is responding to invitations by Spanish president Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, as well as the president of the Galician government and the Archbishop of Santiago. Before returning to Rome the Pope will visit Barcelona to bless Antonio Gaudi’s church of the Holy Family. This will be the second time Benedict XVI visits Spain. His first trip was to Valencia in July 2006, on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families.He will also visit Madrid in August 2011 to preside over World Youth Day.PVB/MCPP