S+L logo

S+L AT THE PAPAL VISIT: The Pope is now in D.C.!

April 15, 2008
From David Naglieri, on the ground at Andrews Air Force Base:
"The plane has landed. Anticipation is at a fever pitch. As soon as the Alitalia plane landed at the Air Force base, the crowd erupted in applause. There are dozens of high school students and young Catholics from various parishes throughout the United States who are excited about this encounter, giving this the feel of a mini-World Youth Day. The journalists have been waiting for three hours and many are speculating about whether the Holy Father will give a speech. This hasn't been announced, of course, but we also we also weren't expecting a statement about sex abuse to journalists on the plane. With Pope Benedict XVI, we've learned to expect the unexpected!"
As it happens, hear more from David Naglieri on Salt + Light TV and streaming online. The Pope has now left the plane to cheering crowds, both on the airfield and even here in the media centre.
Related posts
Blessed Paul VI will be canonized later this year. Pope Francis made the announcement to the pastors of the Diocese of Rome during a question-and-answer session, that he had with the priests on Februa ...read more
Second Sunday of Lent, Year B – February 25th, 2018 Moriah. Sinai. Nebo. Carmel. Horeb. Gilboa. Gerizim. Mount of Beatitudes. Tabor. Hermon. Zion. Mount of Olives. Calvary. Golgotha. Mountains a ...read more
In today's episode of Perspectives Daily, we sit down and chat with the geniuses behind the Broadway musical hit, Come From Away. Canadian playwright Irene Sankoff and David Hein talk to Noel Ocol abo ...read more
Deacon-structing Lent: Our Baptismal Promise
When you think of Lent, what do you think of? Do you think of feasting or fasting? Do you think of partying or penance? It’s true that Lent is a penitential season, but do you know that the word ...read more
The Ways of the Desert
Reflection for First Sunday of Lent Year B by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB This lent, Salt and Light brings you Lenten Reflections from Fr. Thomas Rosica who is the CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foun ...read more