OR: THE ROTTEN FRUITS OF PIUS AND APURON.
This was more in line with what you see at a stadium, before a game, rather than in a holy place.
Of course, they most likely do not see the Cathedral as a holy place.
After the first set of prayers, the procession of banners, orders and priests started.
I am sure that most people did not notice too much since, they filed by so fast and with their albs on. My whole military and professional upbringing shuddered at the display. It was obvious that the influence of the Putrid Pius is still being felt in more ways than one. What a sad display.
The rest of the Mass went on in a good spirit for the most part.