Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pope Benedict in Malta - part 3

Two more photos of Pope Benedict XVI while celebrating Mass in Malta in April 2010. We know that Pope Benedict made fewer tips abroad than his predecessor, precisely 25 trips. Pope John Paul II made 104 official trips outside Rome, not to mention the many shorter trips within Italy. Some of these trips were long and exhausting, practically around the entire globe. I can fully understand the effects of jet-lag, and then he is asked to speak in public as soon as he lands, not to mention the many speeches and appointments he has to keep over a few days, barely recovering from jet-lag. Personally speaking, whenever I visit my family in Malta, I need 4 to 5 days to get reoriented and recover from jet-lag.
The Pope preparing to distribute communion

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