There are several hundred thousand young people here waiting to see and hear the Pope, who arrives mid-week. Wondering if there is a delegation from the U.S? The atmosphere is like Woodstock.
If the pedophilia scandal may have damaged the Pope’s reputation among American Catholics, you wouldn’t know it from the enthusiasm of the young people here. They are very, very eager to see el Papa Francisco, and are going to be putting up with substantial discomfort in terms of crowding, accommodations, etc, in order to be part of this world gathering.
The Pope’s motorcade is going right past Lily’s condo building, and she is returning to the city from the villa on Wednesday to be at home so she can see.