Wednesday, March 20, 2013

'Fratelli e sorelle, buonasera.'

Last week during the conclave, my friends, Annie, and I decided we would go to see the black smoke at the Vatican. Before we left I contemplated just taking a nap instead but thankfully I didn't. The square was FILLED with people from all over the world! We hadn't been there that long when all of a sudden, white smoke was seen in the sky rather than black! Everyone went wild, cheering and crying. Soon, the new Pope was announced and then he came out to speak. Although I am not Catholic, I still appreciated this amazing moment in history.  

After the Pope Francis I finished his speech, Janelle, Annie, and I went to look at all the news stations set up in the back of St. Peter's Square. All night we had been saying we wanted to meet Anderson Cooper.  Then as we walked through the crowds, I looked over and saw him across the square! In that moment, I didn't think about being polite and saying excuse me, I just grabbed Annie and Janelle and shoved everyone out of my way :) And I have to say, it was worth it! We were on CNN (in the background) and got a selfie with him!

All in all, it was a fantastic night! 
 If you look closely on the right side of the photo, you can see the white smoke! 

Waiting for the new Pope to come out!

Pope Francis I

Our selfie with Anderson Cooper! 

1 comment:

  1. Anderson Cooper has never looked