Kudos to the AP.
Thank God the CTV (Centro Televisione Vaticano, for you EWTN fans) has a web feed now. If you're watching EWTN, you're watching non-liturgical homilies from American priests who like bloviating. If that floats your boat, fine. It doesn't do a damn thing for me.
But guess what? Thanks to Vatican television, I'm actually getting to watch THE POPE! Last time I checked, he's the star of the show here, not chatty types in plastic hats. B16's having a great time, and if you weren't watching EWTN, you could actually see that.
The Mobile is slowly winding its way through the streets of Cologne. It's beautiful, exciting -- and there's no commentary whatsoever besides the cheers of the crowd.
And EWTN fiddled while the Pope went out into the people.
What's new about that? Hats off to the CTV and Vatican Radio for a job well-done.