(received yesterday from BB:)
Another great day in the 5th arrondissement. Benoit XVI is going to visit the brand new and restored Collège des Bernardins which just reopened last Thursday on the rue des Bernardins. The Cistercian college was built in 1245, was a famous place of research, diverted during the revolution, became a fire station in the 19è century, and now is returned to research, lectures …
All the cars had to move off the surrounding streets and the shops will be closed. The poor Pope couldn’t bring back “little souvenirs” to his family from the dead 5th arrondissement.
Here are a few photos of the opening, many priests, sponsors and a few catholic ladies, impressive and cold.
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