Commentary of John Paul II

In a recent visit to the Vatican of a group of people from the province of Santander, Spain, in a very restricted audience with just four or five similar groups, when it was their turn, and the Pope asked them about where they came from, he told them very satisfied:

"Oh Santander, La Bien Aparecida (its patroness), Santo Toribio de Liebana (See of a piece of Our Lord Jesus Christ4s Cross), and San Sebastian de Garabandal".