I guess in Portugal they don't have bento boxes because the Pope is called Bento.
Nearest distance to Pope Benedict: 50 feet. He went by in the Popemobile but I didn't get a picture of him at that moment. But there he is, very small in the chair.
People attending mass with the Pope: LOADS including me. I read somewhere that there were 80,000 in the square and 200,000 along the streets.
Average mass attendant: old lady in her 60s.
Banners, posters, flags with the Pope's face: LOADS
Bank of the Holy Spirit, appropriately, has a banner of the Pope.
At the end of mass, a lot of priests came amongst the crowd to give communion. I got a funny look from the old lady standing next to me when I didn't go up for it.