I am translating a text about St Francis of Assisi. he is talking to a pack of birds and they take him off to a city called Alvianum. They have just come to the city and:
Congregato populo et silentio indicto (tamen, cum loqui conaretur, propter hirundines nidificantes et multum strepitum facientes audiri vix poterat.)
I only need a bit help with the first part, outside the paranthesis.
I tried to translate it but couldn't ...