About the Trip
When the Pope died, my wife knew I wanted to go to the funeral. She said I could go only if Father Augustine went with me. I guess she wanted me to have company. Or, maybe she thought he wouldn’t be crazy enough to go. Well, he was.
Some friends gave us buddy passes to fly on Delta and we left the next day. We flew into Milan because everyone in the world was flying into Rome. We took the train to Rome and stayed for just one night before heading back north.
It was blessing to be able to travel to attend the Holy Father’s funeral and I am truly grateful to all those who made it happen for us.
Father Augustine Tran
April 5 – 11, 2005
St. Peter’s Square, Vatican – Funeral Mass for Pope John Paul II
San Marco, Venice
Hotel Antica Locanda al Gambero, Venice
Some Chinese place, Rome
Le Bistrot de Venise, Venice
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