Huge Crowd Gathers

Huge crowd gathers in Krakow meadow to watch funeral

Some 300-thousand people have gathered in a Polish meadow to say one last goodbye to Poland's favorite native son.

The crowd in Krakow is watching Pope John Paul's funeral on five large screens in a meadow where the pope celebrated several masses. A Mass in the same meadow yesterday drew an estimated one million people. Authorities had urged people to bring food and water for the gathering.

One woman showed up with sandwiches and chocolate bars. Another 15-thousand people in the pope's hometown of Wadowice  have gathered in front of the basilica where he was baptized, watching the Vatican City events on a giant TV screen.