The arms of the Bernini colonnade were not able to contain the crowds, which were about triple the numbers that were present for Easter Sunday, and lined the entire length of the Via della Conciliazione, even spilling over into the side streets.Auntie Joanna's post links to more coverage.
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
150 000 turn out to express solidarity with Pope Benedict XVI
USA Today reports on Sunday's demonstration of solidarity with Pope Benedict XVI. ZENIT's report 200,000 Gather to Express Support for Benedict XVI suggests that an even larger number turned out: