Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Do you have a spare three hours?

And do you speak Italian and have a speedy internet connection? Then you might be interested in this video: the papal visit to the Quirinale Palace, the first state visit of Pope Benedict XVI.

I didn't watch it all. (I don't speak Italian and I didn't have a spare three hours.) But I ran it in a corner of my screen while I did other work and so caught a fair bit of it. Less pomp and not quite so much circumstance as the old days but worth a look if you have a taste for that sort of thing.