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Pope celebrates Jubilee for Roman Curia, Vatican employees

Pope Francis approaches the Holy Door at St Peter's Basilica with Vatican employees - OSS_ROM

Pope Francis approaches the Holy Door at St Peter's Basilica with Vatican employees - OSS_ROM

22/02/2016 14:55

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday celebrated a Jubilee for the Roman Curia, the Governorate, and the Institutions attached to the Holy See, as part of the Holy Year of Mercy.

The event took place on the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, which has the rank of “Solemnity” in the Vatican Basilica.

The Jubilee began in the Paul VI Hall, where employees of the Vatican and related institutions, with their families, gathered for a meditation led by Father Marko Rupnik, SJ. Following the spiritual reflection, all processed through the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica to take part in the Solemn Mass, at which Pope Francis presided.

The special Jubilee celebration offered members of Vatican Radio the opportunity participate in the liturgy in ministerial roles, with Christopher Wells from the English section proclaiming the first Reading. After the Mass, he spoke with Chris Altieri about the experience: 

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22/02/2016 14:55