I got blessed by the Pope this morning. Even though I'm just a bit skeptical of the whole religion thing, I figured it couldn't hurt! The Pope does a blessing of the crowd at the Vatican every Sunday at noon. It was very rainy, so the crowd was full of people with colored umbrellas. After the blessing, I saw St. Peter's Cathedral, which is what the Pope stands in front in the pictures below.
On the way to the Vatican, I saw this colorful scene. Possibly she had escaped from a traveling circus?
The crowd was full of umbrellas:
If you click on this picture to enlarge it, you can see the Pope in yellow in the center. He's also on the large screen to the right:
A procession in St. Peter's:
For dinner, David, the photographer, and I had sushi for dinner. I'd been craving sushi, so it hit the spot!
Frederico met us in the center after dinner: