Today was a wonderful. After class I went to the Vatican to see St. Peters Basilica, it closes at 5 and I got in at about 4:50 (close call). Just as I got in the Pope himself was beginning mass in the Basilica. The place where mass was taking place was roped off and surrounded by gaurds, but people kept getting in to attend mass. So I watched what people were doing fro a while and them casually walked up to the gaurd looked him in the eye and said "la masa" and kept walking... he let me in! So today I enjoyed mass with the Pope and his Bishops, I also took communion from them! I just right in line behind the nuns and opened my mouth and they popped in a flavorless waffer. Sun beams were cascading down through the windows onto the Pope, a heavenly (sounding) choir was filling the Basiclica with perfect song, and I just so happened to be taking communion with the Pope. Wow! It wasnot until after I got back to my apartment and told my roommates that I found out that only catholics who have gone through communion class are allowed to take communion, especially from the Pope. I felt like a religious criminal, but it was so worth it. Hahaha what a day!
I will put in a good word with the Pope for you.