I hear that in this world there are more people. I walk the streets of Rome and see today this first day of 2014 that, yes it is full. More people than in the past 25 years are here today. Traffic is blocked, buses slow to arrive, walkers fill the sidewalks and overflow all parts of it. Never before have I seen it so. The economy of the world is down and the tourists are jamming Rome. It is a good day to pray for rain and stay at home.