So 2 chiefs + a priest go to Europe, part 53

(Previous installment here.)

The Vatican

Vatican flag

[…]klaska mamuk tintin Lisash kanawi kopa tanas son, pi iaka
[…]rang the whole Angelus in the morning, and it

drit aias tlus kolan ukuk.
was beautiful to hear it.

     <x>

     <The Vatican.>

Iht liplit chako kanamokst nsaika. Iaka lolo nsaika
A priest met us. He took us

kopa lipap iaka haws, klunas tlun mail iaka saia.
to the pope’s home, it was about three miles away.

Iaka aias kril pus naika siisim kopa msaika kata ukuk
It’s very hard for me to tell you folks what that

aias styuil haws, iaka nim Sin Piir iaka styuil haws.
big church is like, called St Peter’s church.

Drit aias tlus kopa klahani, pi drit ilip tlus kopa insaid.
It’s quite beautiful on the outside, and really even nicer on the inside.

Ukuk styuil haws iaka <600> fut lon.g, <450> fut waid;
This church is 600 feet long, 450 feet wide,

pi wik saia <450> fut sahali. <x> Pus nsaika klatwa
and nearly 450 feet tall. When we went

kopa ukuk styuil haws, wik nsaika tomtom pus iaka aias kakwa
into this church, we weren’t expecting it would be so big;

kopit pus nsaika kuli lipii kopa insaid, iawa nsaika nanich
only when we walked around inside, then we saw

kata saia nsaika kuli. <x> Drit iaka aias, pi drit iaka
how far we had traveled. It’s huge, and it’s quite

aias tlus: nsaika nanich tlus marbl ston kanawi kah. <x> Iaka
beautiful; we saw nice marble stone everywhere. Its

flor iaka drit kakwa glas, kakwa ais; pi ayu cim ukuk aias
floors were just like glass, [or] like ice; and it was full of designs, this

tlus ston: wiht kakwa kopa sahali: wik kansih naika tolo
beautiful stone; it was the same overhead; I could never succeed

mamuk komtaks kopa msaika kanawi ikta mitlait kopa ukuk styuil
at making you folks understand all the things that are in that

haws. <x> Klaska mamuk <150> sno, kopa ukuk styuil haws
church. This church was worked on for 150 years

pi iaka kopit kopa <1626>; pi kopa <18> Novimbir lipap mamuk blis
until it was finished in 1626; and on November 18 the pope blessed

iaka. Klaska piii <50000000> tala kopa ukuk mamuk
it. 50,000,000 dollars were paid for this work

kanawi; pi alta kanawi sno klaska piii wiht <36000>
all together; and now each year another 36,000

tala pus tlus nanich iaka, mamuk tlus iaka.
dollars are paid to maintain it, to fix it up.

Kopa ukuk styuil haws iaka rait hand mitlait lipap iaka
To the right side of this church stands the pope’s

haws: drit aias haws: klaska wawa mitlait <10000>
house; it’s a very big house; they say there are 10,000

rum kopa ukuk haws: nsaika klatwa kopa ukuk haws, pi
in that house; we went to that house, and

nsaika kro kopa iht rum, kah mitlait iht lisivik, iaka
we arrived at a room where there was a bishop who

mamuk oihat kopa klaksta tiki nanich lipap. Nsaika wawa kopa
makes arrangements for those who want to see the pope. We spoke with

iaka, pi iaka wawa kopa nsaika; alki pus naika tlap kah son
him, and he told us, “When I find which day

iaka tlus msaika nanich lipap, iawa naika mash pipa kopa msaika.
is good for you folks to see the pope, then I’ll send a note to you.”

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