Banner at the Navy Yard Metrorail Station
Sign directing attendees to the approximately 100 priests hearing confessions before the Mass.
Metro's special one-day "Mass Pass"
Sign in the concourse for priests and deacons to check in
Ticket for the Papal Mass
The flag of the District of Columbia (l), flag of the United States, POW/MIA Flag, and flag of the Vatican City, inside the Centerfield Gate at Nationals Park
The Altar, in centerfield, designed by Catholic University students. The U. S. Capitol is visible in the background.
Priests prepare before the Mass
Signs show the route to receive Communion later in the Mass
Nationals Park, transformed into an open-air church
Program for the Papal Mass
The crowd follows along in the program
Program for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI
The bishops process onto the field before the Mass
The crowd cheers as Pope Benedict XVI enters the stadium in the popemobile
Pope Benedict XVI's procession enters the stadium through the Nationals' dugout, to begin the Mass
Pope Benedict XVI enters the stadium again to begin the Mass
Pope Benedict XVI responds to the crowd's welcome
Archbishop of Washington Donald W. Wuerl welcomes Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI presents Archbishop of Washington Donald W. Wuerl with a chasuble
Pope Benedict XVI offers Communion
Priests under the yellow umbrellas offer Communion
Tenor Plácido Domingo sings Panis Angelicus, arranged by César Franck
Pope Benedict XVI responds to the crowd as he leaves the Mass
Pope Benedict XVI's procession leaves the stadium through the Nationals' dugout after the Mass
Pope Benedict XVI leaves the Mass
Teresa Heinz and U.S. Senator John Kerry leave after the Mass. Behind them in the white hat is U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy.
The priests and bishops leave the field after the Mass
Official Papal Merchandise takes over the Nationals' team stores
Leyton and Craig after the Mass
The flag of the United States, flag of the District of Columbia, and flag of the Vatican City, on a street light outside Nationals Park