This was certainly a cool day, in both senses of that word. Catechesis went well, finishing at 12, after which we went straight to Barangaroo for the papal welcome. From here things started to get amazing. Our C1 seats turned out to be right up front - we could see the Pope quite clearly as he arrived. And best of all, as the Pope left Barangaroo in the Popemobile he drove right past us - I got within 3m of him!
But that's not all. Among all the crowds of pilgrims we didn't have a chance of leaving Barangaroo in time to reach our next venue for a performance. But somehow, with the help of sister and two very friendly policemen, we not only took a shortcut, but also got a police escort the whole way! What an amazing day!