Want to attend a papal audience?

If so, just take a couple minutes and watch this video from the good folks at CNS.

It captures the atmosphere and spirit of these events.  (This one is from last week.) When I attended one about 10 years ago, a young Jewish woman from Germany was next to me and exclaimed, with wonder and delight, “It’s like a football match!”

Indeed.   Sometimes the cheering and screaming and carrying-on can be surreal.

But what comes through below, first and foremost, is the personality of the pope, clearly energized and excited by the work at hand.

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