For this morning's Mass of Canonization in St. Peter's Square, Vatican workers erected a canopy over the Holy Father:
Having celebrated an outdoor Mass at a cemetery under the blinding and blazing sun, I fully appreciate and understand the desire to sit and stand beneath a canopy, particularly when wearing several layers of vestments.
That sad, I'm not sure I find the new canopy visualing appealing. I think I should like to see the backdrop extend several higher; the canopy would then have to extend out a bit more, but it also wouldn't be so close to the Pontiff's head.
What do you think?
Photo source: AFP/Christophe Simon