NPR logo
Ancient Arena Houses Rome's Overflow
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4582260/4582261" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Ancient Arena Houses Rome's Overflow

Religion

Ancient Arena Houses Rome's Overflow

Ancient Arena Houses Rome's Overflow
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4582260/4582261" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The Circus Maximus, the ancient Roman stadium, serves as a makeshift hostel for thousands of pilgrims who arrived to pay last respects to Pope John Paul II. Huge video screens set up there and around the Eternal City carry Friday's funeral service live.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.