Such is the attraction of the truth that all nations come and bow the knee before Christ. This is the message of the epiphany. Here all nations come to the Vicar of Christ. Even the crescent moon flutters in front of the bones of St Peter, the first Pope.
Cardinals and Bishops, priests and religious, and Christ's lay faithful come here to give honour and thanks to a servant of God.
There is excitement and the hurried voices of groups of people. And a little behind me is the rosary being recited in Italian.
And that is what I should be doing now.