April 13, 2005

Local resident in Rome to see Pope

San Leandro resident Brigett Vasquez traveled all the way to Rome to see the Pope's body at the basilica, but had to settle for seeing the tomb.

According the AP article:

"Brigett Vasquez, 37, a Mexican housewife living in San Leandro, Calif., came to view the Pope's body on display at the basilica last week and waited 14 hours in line - only to end up on the far side of the throng where she never even got a glimpse."

""We came seeking blessings for the whole family, for those who couldn't come," said Vasquez, who returned Wednesday to see the tomb. "My family was crying because there wasn't enough money for all of us to come.""

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at April 13, 2005 12:47 PM | TrackBack
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