Lund is ready to welcome Pope Franciskus. I am also ready with my Canon. Police is in place and streets are safe.
Archbishop Antje Jackelén arrives.
Catholic archbishop Anders Arborelius arrives. The University in the background.
A clean sweep in last minute before ….
Pope Franciskus arrives.
Hi Mr Pope – welcome to Lund!
Policemen are very well equipped … The one with the bag is the site manager – platschef.
Swedish Prime minister Stefan Löfvén with wife (right), Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and Minister of Culture Alice Bah Kunke (left).
Pope Franciskus and King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden.
Queen Silvia dressed in Royal Blue – perfect for the event!
Some children … were privileged.
Now off to the Cathedral for ecumenical mass. Just a short walk.
I was lucky to come very early and had a perfect place to shoot photos. Some were less lucky and climbed the small trees to get a glimpse.
I think he really is a nice man ….
I was freezing in several hours – I didn’t feel my thumbs when I left Lundagård – I went home and made myself a warm soup with lots of garlic and ginger. Hopefully I will not get a cold. Now I have wrapped myself into my blanket of sheepskin. Cosy!
The pope will spend the night in Igelösa – a kind of science center.