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Gale buffets Pope at million-strong Madrid vigil

A rainstorm has disrupted a keynote homily being delivered by Pope Benedict XVI to a million-strong crowd of pilgrims at an air base near Madrid.

Losing his skull cap in the gale, and sheltered by an umbrella, the 84-year-old commended the crowd for having faith "stronger than the rain".

Daniel Griffiths reports.

  • 21 Aug 2011
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