Two items: Pope Benedict XVI will attend the Canonization & internet problems in Rome

It was confirmed today that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will attend the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.  This is a history-making event as two popes are present for the canonization of another two popes.

For those anxious to hear from your friends who are in Rome this weekend, don’t panic if you cannot reach them or they cannot reach you.  As we expected, internet access is extremely difficult due to the millions of people trying to get on line at the same time.  And, of course, the cell phone situation is equally difficult.  

So just turn on your favorite Catholic TV station and enjoy the celebration….who knows, you may even spot a familiar face in the crowds.



Attending the Canonization of two popes on your own

Many of you are traveling with a group, and you will no doubt have arrangements made for you.  For those traveling on their own, however, things may not be so easy.  This may be one of the largest events ever to be held in the “Eternal City” and the crowds will be enormous.

Here is a link to a website that will give you information on the various activities planned for this weekend.  

Click on the welcome page and it will give you drop-down lists that detail where various welcoming tents, first-aid tents, public transport, disability services and lot of very useful information.  

Information is provided in English, Spanish, Italian, French and Polish.