A. degrees / was applauded and acclaimed in his new ride through the streets of Madrid. Gallardon handed the golden key of the city. In Cibeles, he gave a new speech, the second, before thousands of pilgrims. New tour of Madrid and new waste of applause and cheers for Pope Benedicto XVI.
The Pontiff returned to walk the streets of Madrid with his Popemobile on Thursday afternoon with destination to the Puerta de Alcala and Cibeles square and was acclaimed by thousands of pilgrims who invade the capital. The Pope began his journey from the Apostolic Nunciature, where he lives these days. A detail involving the host at an illustrious visitor was received in the independence square by the Mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, who gave him the golden key of the city. Then he crossed symbolically the Puerta de Alcala accompanied by 50 young people from five continents, all of them dressed in the traditional manner of their countries. Meanwhile, waved the flags of different countries under the watchful eye of pilgrims and curious. The Pope also symbolically planted a sprigs of olive as a souvenir of your visit.
After planting the olive tree, the Pope has been welcomed with reverence and six Andalusian horses of Domecq caracoleos. Two children in this family, dressed in typical Andalusian costumes with the colors of the Vatican (white and yellow), have fallen horses to deliver a picture of the Virgin of la Almudena, patron saint of Madrid. Gallardon thanked the Pope for coming to Madrid and said that his visit is a historic gift that makes the city very happy. The Mayor’s wife has also greeted Benedicto XVI in the plaza, in which were other municipal members, including representatives of the PSOE and UPyD, but not UI, although it has not narrowed the hand of none of them. At all times the Pope has been accompanied by the Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela.