Thousands Of Spanish Catholics March Against Gay Marriage And Abortion

"At a huge rally in the capital, Cardinal Antonio Rouco, the leader of Spain's Roman Catholics, told protesters the birth rate in Europe will be depleted unless Christian values are maintained," reports the UK Telegraph. Catholics attended a huge open air mass beside Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium. A survey on religion in Spain, published just before Christmas by the newspaper P├║blico, showed there has been a steady decline in those who describe themselves as Catholics in Spain - down almost four per cent to 26.2 per cent - and an increase in atheism.

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