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Vatican Spokesman Lombardi confirms the Pope will meet with Zapatero during Spain trip

In Santiago de Compostela he will perform the rites of all the pilgrims, by entering through the Holy Door to embrace the Apostle.

In Galicia, he will hold a brief meeting with the leader of the Opposition Party, Mariano Rajoy.

In Barcelona, Benedict XVI will consecrate the Sagrada Familia and pray the Angelus from the facade of the Nativity, the only part of the Church completed by Gaudí.

The Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero will travel to Barcelona to meet with the Pope in one of the halls of the airport. There the King of Spain will say farewell to the Pope.

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