sofiaOn Friday, March 1, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain visited the Iglesia de Nuestro Padre Jesús de Medinaceli in Madrid.

According to the Spanish royal court:

“For more than 300 years it has been a tradition in the royal family, that one of their members visits the Basílica de Nuestro Padre Jesús de Medinaceli, on the first Friday of March to worship the Cristo de Medinaceli.”

Upon her arrival Her Majesty was warmly greeted by Father Benjamín Echeverria, Father Carlos Coca, Father Gregorio Blanco as well as hundreds of parishioners.

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