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Reflections on Pope Francis’ Mass of Inauguration: Inside and Atop St. Peter’s Square

So blessed to be here

I only got one hour of sleep heading into the day as I was very excited to attend the Mass of Inauguration for Pope Francis; after all that was the whole purpose of this extraordinary trip.  We had breakfast once again in our rooftop restaurant and were very encouraged by sun shining gloriously.  Much of our table discussion was centered on whether or not to bring a jacket and/or umbrella

We met at 8am in hotel lobby and took a group picture with the entire delegation.  It was quite an honour to be in the same picture as the Governor General and his wife, Members of Parliament, a Senator (government official not hockey player), and more.  What made it even more special was the fact they used my camera as the official photographer had already left for St. Peter’s Square.

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