Saturday, September 26, 2009

PAPA RAZZI IN PRAGUE!

I've just spend six hours with the Pope discussing affairs of state and we both need our nappies before the festivities of this evening. More later, including commentary on his Airport speech and address at Our Lady of Victories, in which much praise was afforded to all of the heroic witnesses to the Catholic faith in Bohemia and Moravia from the 9th century to the present - with the exception of the martyred prophets like Saint Jan Hus, who gave their lives in the cause of reform within the Church.  

(sorry, these photos-if you click on them-are designed for a wide screen)
taken with a Nikon D80 + 135mm lens

PAPA RAZZI AND GORGEOUS GEORGE
(Msgr. George Gaenswein)

(click on photo to see just how gorgeous he really is. OMG!)

WITH CARDINAL VLK



WAITING




AT OUR LADY OF VICTORIES
(on the right, only the honor guards with flags are visible)



MILLING ABOUT



ON THE BRIDGE


INSIDE THE POPE MOBILE WITH CARDINAL VLK AND MONSIGNOR GEORGE






EXCITED



THE POPE'S LUGGAGE




SNIPPERS ON THE ROOF




GUARDIAN ANGELS NEXT DOOR

(Yes, these really are right next door to the Apostolic Nunciature)


BISHOPS' CONFERENCE (or are those Monsignori?)



EMERGING FROM THE NUNCIATURE AFTER OUR NAPPY (4:30PM)




OFF WE GO TO THE CASTLE (4:30PM)


WHAT MOST PEOPLE IN PRAGUE WERE DOING TODAY




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