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.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($58,297 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!