Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Pope celebrates Mass for 230,000 in Regensburg

Pope Benedict XVI waves to the pilgrims at the end of a papal Mass at the Islinger field in Regensburg, southern Germany, some 120 kilometers (about 75 miles) northeast of Munich, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006. German-born Pope Benedict XVI pays a six-day visit to his native homeland Bavaria from Sept. 9 to Sept. 14, 2006. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

ABC News International

230,000 Attend Pope's Mass in Germany
230,000 People Attend Mass Conducted by Pope in German University Town Where He Once Taught

REGENSBURG, Germany Sep 12, 2006 (AP)— Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass for 230,000 people Tuesday in a sunny field outside Regensburg, taking his homecoming tour of his native Bavaria to the university town where he once taught theology.

Pilgrims carrying flags and folding chairs streamed into the field to cheer as Benedict rode slowly through the crowd, waving on his way to the canopied altar platform.


At 2:19 PM, Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Wish we were there Denice!


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