Million Brave Searing Temperatures for Pope Vigil

Associated Press via 8/20/2011

MADRID — An estimated million young pilgrims braved searing temperatures Saturday to take part in a prayer vigil with Pope Benedict XVI, massing at a dusty airport field as the Catholic Church’s youth festival neared its climax.

Firefighters atop fire trucks sprayed the crowds with water from hoses, and pilgrims […]