Pope’s gondola ride kicks up unholy row

“We’ve never had a protocol on who should be used on prestigious occasions like this one. Now is a good time to draw one up,” Reato was quoted as saying.

Rowing for the pope gives the highly competitive gondoliers huge publicity in Venice and can be a source of pride for a family for generations.

“It’s been two days that I haven’t managed to sleep. It’s a huge responsibility,” Bruno Dei Rossi told reporters ahead of the crossing.

Vignotto said: “This is very emotional. I went to confession yesterday.”


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