So 2 chiefs + a priest go to Europe, part 53
[…]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.
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.”