You got to love Simcha: “Whoops, there goes the Pope again! He moves pretty fast for a guy with one lung.” Read more here: Papamoon!
Check out the video of his visit to the Basilica of Mary Major here. The Basilica is where St. Francis Xavier celebrated his first Mass, and it’s also where Pius XII celebrated his first Mass. The altar where Pope Francis laid down the bouquet is under a famous picture of the Blessed Mother, and that is the altar where Eugenio Pacelli (later Pius XII) said his first Mass as a young Roman priest. If you’d like to know more about the altar and the picture, you’ll just have to come to Rome with me.
And this picture?
I have a feeling there is going to be a lot in the coming days. Stay tuned.