Monday, 28 May 2007

Awaiting the Popemobile

Above, final preparations for the visit. Hundreds of 'red cap' volunteers acted as stewards, while the Catholic Police Guild oversaw operations. Crowds had gathered early on the Piazza, while behind, in leafy Ambrosden Avenue, the balconies began to fill ...

The Popemobile drove on to the Piazza - archbishop Marcinkus leading the way. The bishops of England and Wales, and of Scotland, were assembled to greet the Holy Father, together with the Chapter of Westminster Cathedral, in their red silk cappas.
Flag sellers clearly made a great profit that day!

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