And he is German. It will be interesting to see what impact this event has on ministry in Brazil.
He is standing on the balcony now, waving to the crowd. Pope Benedict XVI is speaking to the crowd for the first time. There does not seem to be anything earth-shattering in this speech. Time will tell what kind of an impact this has on the Roman Catholic world.
The crowd is acting like they are at a rock concert, or a World Cup soccer game.
I am going to close this narrative. Please be in prayer for missionaries who are serving in Roman Catholic countries.