The Roamin' Roman

Benvenuto! You have happened upon the blog of a wandering Catholic American college student studying for a year in Rome, the Eternal City. You will find here my pontifications, ruminations, reflections, images, and ponderings on my life in Rome. Ciao!

Thursday, November 3

The Basilica is known for it's display of the face of every pope, in circles bordering the interior of the basilica. Here is a somewhat poor shot of the "end" of the line - the gold circle in the middle is of John Paul II - it still has not been updated with his dates of birth/death, and the new one of Benedict XVI is still not up yet. One thing that I noticed immediately (and if you've been here before you might have noticed it too...) is that there is no spotlight on the pope anymore - usually there is a spotlight on the image of the current pope, but obviously they don't have the new image of Benedict up yet so...


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