Room of Tears

The Room of Tears

Pope Francis, Prayer on the Loggia, March 13, 2013

Just ahead of the Papal Conclave, the so called “Room of Tears” popped up quite a bit in many news stories and reflections, as reporters began marking the days ahead of the pope’s election.  In this room, we were reminded, the newly-elected pope dresses in a fresh white cassock, signs his papal name, and prays for the first time as […]