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Who watched the Pope's funeral?

post #1 of 17
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My husband is giving me a lot of grief today because I watched the ceremony on television (I have Fridays off, due to seniority). I'm very much a lapsed Catholic, who can go on and on about the policies of the Roman Catholic Church, but I was very curious about the ceremony, particularly because so many young people made a pilgrimage to Rome just to "be there".
What impressed me was that so many religious and political dignataries attended - while it must have been a security nightmare for Italian security forces, it was heartening to see so much international participation.
post #2 of 17
i didnt see the mass because i got up at 12? and i turned the tv on at 2 pm
not all of the channels are working on our tv so i just keep on getting the same thing over and over all day
post #3 of 17
I saw the replay. besides the large crowd it was your normal furneral mass.
post #4 of 17
I didn't feel like getting up early enough to watch it, but they are replaying it tonight so I will then~
post #5 of 17
I saw the replay too.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by eburgess
I saw the replay. besides the large crowd it was your normal funeral mass.
That, and his simple coffin, was what impressed me the most. I personally thought JP II was far too conservative, but I have to admit that he made himself very available to his followers, meaning he remained "of the people". His successors will find it very difficult to isolate themselves from everyday life.
post #7 of 17
I didn't watch it. Didn't even know it was on TV.
post #8 of 17
I actually couldn't sleep so I watched most of it live It was amazing to see how many people were there,especially those who are not Catholic but respected this man for all he has done.It was a very simple ceremony for a very modest man.
post #9 of 17
before leaving for work, i watched some taped parts on the news, i'm not religious, but i was surprised at how many people were there
post #10 of 17
I wished to watch it Tricia, but I got Flu and yesterday I have temp too...... i could´nt see it...
post #11 of 17
No, I didn't watch it. But I have been following the news about it. I think that whether or not you agree with all of the Pope's views, he was clearly a man who lived by his deeply held values. I think the world is a poorer place without Pope John Paul II.

If I didn't have to work today, I may have watched it.
post #12 of 17
It began at 1:00 a.m. my time - I was soundly asleep.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I think that whether or not you agree with all of the Pope's views, he was clearly a man who lived by his deeply held values. I think the world is a poorer place without Pope John Paul II.
Very well said.
post #14 of 17
I couldn't sleep last night and watched a bit of it. Itwas such a beautiful day in Rome. And yes seeing all the international figures was neato.
post #15 of 17
I watched some of it while getting ready for work this morning. Very lovely service. I too, was shocked at the number of dignitaries.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by CoolCat
I wished to watch it Tricia, but I got Flu and yesterday I have temp too...... i could´nt see it...
Aww, Rigel, that's too bad!
post #17 of 17
I watched some of it live before I went to work. It was sad, he was a great leader and meant so much to so many people. He really got out there and met so many people all over the world. He will be sorely missed.
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