Pope leads Rome's Corpus Christi celebration
CWN - June 03, 2010
The power of the Eucharist "transforms extreme violence and injustice into the supreme act of love and justice," Pope Benedict XVI said as he led Corpus Christi observances on June 3.
As the Church in Italy celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi (which is observed on Sunday in other countries), stormy weather forced the cancellation of the traditional Eucharistic procession through the streets of Rome, from the basilica of St. John Lateran to the basilica of St. Mary Major. Instead the congregation remained in the Lateran basilica for Eucharistic adoration and Benediction.
– In his homily the Pope spoke of the Eucharist as "the work of the priesthood of Christ, which the Church has inherited and carried through history, in the twofold form of the common priesthood of the baptized and that of ordained ministers, in order to transform the world with the love of God."
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