Today we took a taxi to Borgo Spirito Santo for the 10:00am English mass at Santo Spirito in Sassia Church near St. Peters.
After mass we walked up to St. Peter’s Square and went into one of the religious shops where I booght some little items to remind me on my stay in Rome and the Vatican.
We then walked into the square as it was filling up with other pilgrims to hear from our Pope and say the Angelus with him.
After the Angelus we joined the crowd to visit the church itself. It is fantastic, large and very beautiful. My Mom took lots of photos but down in the crypt where St. Peter and other Pope’s are buried there are no photos.
After touring the church we walked outside and met these Swiss Guards.
Because there is something wrong with my Dad’s iPhone battery, he began to run out of power and this was the last photo of me standing on the bridge with the Castelli San Angelo in the background.
We walked toward Piazza Navona and had lunch alfresco at the Le Pace di Palata where everyone was local and I had to speak Italian. They all applauded when I orderd my Fanta in Italian.
This is Frederick and tomorrow we go to the Colloseo of Roma.
Oh, by the way, Go Red Devils, Beat Russia!