Sagrada Familia Church HOLY MASS WITH DEDICATION OF THE CHURCH-Altar Consecration/Pope Benedict XVI
English/Complete.(translation y Vatican Radio) APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA AND BARCELONA (NOVEMBER 6-7, 2010)HOLY MASS WITH DEDICATION OF THE CHURCH OF THE SAGRADA FAMILIA AND OF THE ALTARHOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVIBarcelona Sunday, 7 November 2010 Coverage on November 7 the Papal visit to Barcelona, including Mass to consecrate the church and altar of La Sagrada Familia Church. Cardinal Martínez Sistach of Barcelona said, "The presence of the Pope in the consecration of this Church of the Holy Family manifests the importance that marriage and the family have for the good of persons, of the Church and of society, and how one must work at the service of the defense and help of families”. According to the newspaper El Periódico de Catalunya, 2.26 million people visited the partially built church in 2004, making it one of the most popular attractions in Spain.