Tuesday, April 12, 2005


From an AP story on the forthcoming conclave to select John Paul II's successor:
The Vatican released final figures of the crowds who flooded Rome last week: 3 million pilgrims visited Rome in the week after John Paul's death; 21,000 people entered St. Peter's each hour; 8,000 volunteers were on call and 1,000 special trains were added to bring pilgrims to the city.

Regardless of what you think of the late pope, how would you like it to be said of you, "He (or she) drew 3,000,000 mourners"?


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