Attending Papal Audience

Yesterday I had an amazing time in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, Rome. Before mass, the Pope drove around the square and came to within 10 meters of where I was sitting. I have asked around a lot and he is very well liked. I thought he was very gentle and softly spoken. As he drove around his Swiss Guard bodyguards hefted babies from the crowd and brought them to him to kiss. The babies were then returned to their ecstatic parents.

Here are a couple of cardinals I spotted in the square making their way to a private mass the day before. There were many different clergy from all around the world attending and the huge crowds of priests and tourists were buzzing with anticipation. These two men dressed in red are members of the College of Cardinals and either one could potentially be a future Pope.


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