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Papal audiences: a place for funny encounters in Saint Peter's Square

2013-09-08

"From the Barrante residence in Burgos, Spain”
"Born in England but I live in Canada now”
"Born in Canada from Canada”
"Colorado, United States”

Although, the summer heat and massive crowds often catch visitors off guard. This time around, one person was the subject of a rather particular practical joke.

"Well, I was brought here under the pretense that I was having a private audience with the Pope, private as in 200 people. I arrive here and there are thousands, but, of course, I think we're gonna walk in the front of the cue into a private room with the Pope. Not so much. But it was still very good. But not private.”

Good spirits arise, and so does the thermometer. St. Peter's Square has room for more than 50,000, and with over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, not everything is rosy.

"I had to tell a little fib because it's very hot and I wasn't sure he would stand there knowing that we would be among the "45 million” that were in the audience. ¡But it worked out great!”
"And I was also told that I had to wear log pants, preferably a jacket, and maybe a hat. I was dressed as Bozo the Clown when I left the hotel. It didn't look good”

Papal audiences take place in a lively atmosphere, filled with music, joy and above all, lots of laughter. Even the Pope himself, in his first September audience, asked the crowd to scream to see if they were listening closely.


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