Pope Benedict XVI in Britain: Even Susan Boyle Couldn't Draw Crowd To Mass

This evening a relaxed and smiling Pope Benedict XVI celebrated an open air mass with tens of thousands of the faithful in a sunny park in Glasgow. Second on the bill was Susan Boyle, who fulfilled a lifelong ambition by singing for the Holy Father. The mass was the highlight of a day marked by wailing bagpipes, a new papal tartan and a royal audience – but smaller crowds than the Vatican had hoped for. Ticket sales for Papal events in Britain have been sluggish. Organizers had hoped for a...Full Story
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