- New book on Jesus.
- Will be accompanied by 2,000 Journalists on trip to Turkey
- Prays for rain to stop:
“Let us hope that the Lord is propitious and makes this rain stop,” said the pope, whose words were followed shortly afterwards by a timid ray of sun. “I would like to thank the Lord for giving us a moment of light and a break from the rain,” he added jokingly at the end of the audience.