….guess I should have read the schedule more closely.
Since we’re a five minute walk away, and since it’s Sunday, we thought we’d go to Mass at St. Peter’s Sunday morning, and then stay for the Angelus. The regular schedule indicates a 10:30 Mass. So we got there about 10:15, in order to get through the security line, which was quite long….on the screens outside, the Pope was…talking…inside St. Peter’s. I was thinking that perhaps it was a replay of yesterday’s Consistory, but then we hit the door, and the sounds inside matched the sounds outside (the Credo by that point)…so, um, there we were inside St. Peter’s, halfway through Mass being celebrated by the Pope.
There were no seats of course, so we tried to find various vantage points from which we could see something besides the ceiling – no such luck. No one was moving from their hard-won SRO positions against the barriers, not even for angelic-looking children. We wandered to the back, eventually, and stayed there since it occurred to me that from there, we could see the Holy Father as he processed out – well, we could, sort of, although he turned away to go through the curtains before he got to us – the boys saw his face, though. Following are some photos – next post will be a couple of videos from the Angelus.