Admittedly, this Englishman reporter doesn't know that Saint Peter's isn't a cathedral and it isn't the pope's cathedral. It is a mere Patriarchal Archbasilica of the major kind, but I digress.
But look at the glorious Italian chaos in the midst of such splendor. Oh how I miss this. It fascinates me to no end still. It has to be the Italian in me!
But notice too, how the Holy Father is carried down steep steps in the sedia gestatoria! Wow!. It must be the only fun the pope has! It is scarier than a roller coaster! I kid you not!
I wonder how tomorrow's opening of the holy door will look compared to the splendid Roman Catholic chaos below?