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Pope blesses lambs, following tradition for feast of St. Agnes

January 21, 2015

Before his regular weekly general audience on Wednesday, January 21, Pope Francis blessed two lambs, following an annual tradition for the feast of St. Agnes.

The wool shorn from these lambs will be woven into the pallia: the white strips, used as liturgical vestments, worn by archbishops. Every year, on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Pope bestows the pallium on each new archbishop installed during the past 12 months.

 
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