Hearts have to be prepared for its return: still far too many in Italy are against the return of the sedia gestatoria (triumphal chair) and for all the wrong '60s reasons.
But would this have happened: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcP_00cPnZc&feature=player_embedded if the pope had been safe in his own St. Peter's Basilica aloft in the elevated sedia (where finally all the crowds can actually get a glimpse of him) with a square of security around this sedia and its sediari?
Everybody already passes through the metal detecting as they enter the Basilica. The pope is eighty-two. This is his second fall this year. Why is the Italian establishment in the Vatican still so opposed to the return of the sedia and what can we do to help convince them to see the wisdom of former generations in making use of the very practical sedia gestatoria?