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Pope presides at Corpus Christi celebration in Rome

Catholic World News - June 23, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass at the basilica of St. John Lateran, and led a Eucharistic procession through the streets of Rome, as the Vatican observed the feast of Corpus Christi on June 23.

From St. John Lateran, the traditional procession makes its way down the Via Merulana to the basilica of St. Mary Major, where the day’s ceremonies conclude with Benediction.

The feast of Corpus Christi is a holiday in Rome, and Vatican offices were closed for the day.

Among the prelates participating in the ceremonies was Cardinal Angelo Scola, the current Patriarch of Venice, who is rumored to be in line for an appointment to become Archbishop of Milan. The announcement of that appointment is expected imminently. Cardinal Scola is in Rome this week for a conference.

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