03 April 2008

Do you hear what I'm saying?

"You applaud, even though you don't understand me," quipped Pope John Paul II during a mass in Central Park, New York City after he recited a prayer in Polish to the applauding English-speaking crowd (October, 1995).

Will it happen again in two weeks?

Even if Benedict speaks in crystal clear English - will they hear? Will they understand? And will they clap for it?

Or will they just clap?

1 comment:

Dymphna said...

Excellent observation.