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Mainstream Media Systematically Misreports Attendance Figures – Reuters, Associated Press deflate official figures
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
MADRID, January 2, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com)–Between one and two million people gathered in Madrid’s Colón Plaza and surrounding streets on December 30th to affirm the values of marriage and family, and to protest the socialist government’s attacks on the institution.
The gathering, held only three months before Spain’s presidential elections, was addressed by Pope Benedict XVI by video link from St. Peter’s Square, where he told the crowds that “the family, founded on marriage, an indissoluble communion of man and woman, is the sphere where the life of man is protected.”
“It is worthwhile to work for family and marriage,” said the Pontiff, “because it is worthwhile to work for man.”
The Pope also observed that “parents have the fundamental obligation to educate their children in the faith,” and said that through their marriage, couples are “the testimony in the world” of the love of Christ for mankind…. (Full Story)
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