Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Pope--Every day on earth is a new gift

From Agenzia Giornalistica Italia - News In English:

"A tenacious and indomitable Pope today said that 'every day of our pilgrimage on earth is a new gift,' but ultimately he had to give in to fatigue, which was accumulated in the pilgrimage yesterday to Pompeii. John Paul II appeared in this way to the faithful who had gathered in Saint Peter's today for the general audience. The Pope was forced to skip some passages of the catechises in Italian, which introduces the cycle of the Vespers Liturgy. There was long applause, like an affectionate hug, from the 15,000 people in the piazza during the longer and longer pauses taken by the Pope. "