Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday in Rome

I arrived at Rome around 9:45 am, 15 minutes before mass started. The guards are guarding the streets close to the Vatican.


People crowding Piazza di San Pietro.




Altar where the pope celebrated Easter mass.


Statue of Jesus and his disciples on top of St. Peter's Basilica.


So many people were attending the mass, huge screen TVs were put up.


The altar close up.


The pope during consegration.








The pope blessed the town and gave his Easter greetings in over 30 languages!








Me and Areli


Us with the Mexican flag!


After mass...

The crowd leaving into the streets...


Me




Us on our way back to Firenze...