Tens of thousands gather in Spain for beatification of early leader of Opus Dei

September 27, 2014 11:06 AM

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Tens of thousands gather in Spain for beatification of early leader of Opus Dei

Nuns pray while waiting for the start of a beatification ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. More than 100,000 Catholics from around the world are expected to attend the open air beatification ceremony Saturday of Opus Dei Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the 2nd most important figure in the order after founder Jose Maria Escriva. (AP Photo/Paul White) (The Associated Press)

People kneel at confessional boxes before the start of a beatification ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. More than 100,000 Catholics from around the world are expected to attend the open air beatification ceremony Saturday of Opus Dei Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the 2nd most impor...

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