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RITE OF PEACE

The sign of peace offered at Mass. After the priest has prayed for peace and unity in the Church, the people are asked to express their love for one another before they share the Eucharist. Practical details of how this should be done are determined by the national or regional Bishops' Conference in accordance with the sensibilities and conventions of the people.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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