I have just watched it on EWTN, there was beautiful music beforehand, but not much beauty during it, such a shame. Vespers was in the crypt, the basilica was almost empty, just a few lay staff from the Washington version of Ecclesdon Square, who sang "Happy Birthday", in the church! Apparently there were lots of children outside.
At the moment the Pope is speaking to the Bishops, according the commentator the bishops wanted a closed meeting, the Vatican insisted on the presence of the media "so people might hear what the Pope actually said, not what the bishops heard him say"!
Here is a link, it is hard hitting