At 7.30 this morning, in an almost deserted St. Peter’s Square, the bells rang out for the first mass after the long interval caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The faithful arrived in twos or threes, very few foreigners, some nuns, Today, on the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Pope Wojtyla, St. Peter’s Basilica has reopened its doors, after having carried out all the sanitizing operations inside and with all the necessary precautions and measures for access. Pope Francis himself has launched an earnest appeal to respect the regulations and avoid the risk of contamination.