Thursday, February 21, 2013

An important bell

The bell on the left side of the Basilica, just beneath the clock.
Once the Pope is elected, the bell of St Peter’s Basilica will announce the big news. Of course the white smoke will also signify that a Pope has been chosen, but sometimes, the smoke is grey, and many people are unsure if it’s black or white. Last time in 2005, it was the ringing of this bell that affirmed that a decision has been reached. And once the bell started swinging ever so slightly, the whole crowd erupted in cheers and jubilation. That may also be the case this year when in mid-March we expect a new Pontiff. Over the next few weeks, I will continue to share with you some great photos I took while in Rome and at the Vatican last year in May.

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