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Spain: Thousands flock to beatification of former Opus Dei leader01:20

Spain: Thousands flock to beatification of former Opus Dei leader

Spain, Madrid
September 27, 2014 at 10:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 200,000 people from 80 different countries flocked to the beatification mass of Alvaro del Portillo, a former leader of Catholic Church’s Opus Dei, in Madrid, Saturday.

Cardinal Angelo Amato led the outdoor ceremony at Valdebebas, initiating the process to make Del Portillo a saint.

The bishop succeeded the organisation’s founder Saint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer as its prelate in 1982. He died in 1994.

Spain: Thousands flock to beatification of former Opus Dei leader01:20
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Around 200,000 people from 80 different countries flocked to the beatification mass of Alvaro del Portillo, a former leader of Catholic Church’s Opus Dei, in Madrid, Saturday.

Cardinal Angelo Amato led the outdoor ceremony at Valdebebas, initiating the process to make Del Portillo a saint.

The bishop succeeded the organisation’s founder Saint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer as its prelate in 1982. He died in 1994.

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