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Livestock show coming to St. Peter's Square

Catholic World News - January 13, 2012

Tourists and pilgrims visiting Rome on January 17 should be prepared for an unusual sight in St. Peter's Square. The Italian Association of Livestock Farmers will be holding a show of farm animals: an annual event on the feast of St. Anthony the Abbot, the patron of farmers and protector of animals.

A special Mass for farmers will be celebrated that day in St. Peter's basilica, with Cardinal Angelo Comastri, the archpriest of the basilica, as the principal celebrant. After the Mass there will be a parade of horses down the Via della Conciliazone, which leads from St. Peter's Square to the Tiber River.

Finally, Cardinal Comastri will bless all those present at the Vatican for the occasion. Thousands of Romans annually bring their pets to St. Peter's Square for the observance.

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