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 Pope Francis presides over the Holy Mass with the blessing of the Pallium on the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul

Pope Francis presides over the Holy Mass with the blessing of the Pallium on the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul

Peter and Paul: Pope highlights Christian persecution, prayer, confession

29/06/2017 13:00

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St Peter's Square on Thursday to celebrated the feast of Saints Peter and Paul highlighting the plight of persecuted Christians, the importance of prayer and confessing the faith.

Pope Francis blessed two young lambs in the Vatican for the feast of St. Agnes

Pope Francis blessed two young lambs in the Vatican for the feast of St. Agnes

Pope Francis celebrates Feast of St. Agnes by blessing lambs

21/01/2016 12:00

Pope Francis on Thursday celebrated the feast of St. Agnes in the Vatican with the centuries-old rite of the blessing of the lambs, whose wool will be used to make the Pallium given to archbishops

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich

Archbishop Cupich: civil marriage not a sacrament

30/06/2015 13:14

We bring you a broad-ranging interview with Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, Ill., USA, who was in Rome to receive his pallium this week on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul

Pope Francis and Metropolitan Zizioulas

Pope Francis greets Orthodox Metropolitan John Zizioulas, representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate at Mass in St Peter's Basilica marking the feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Pope welcomes Orthodox delegation for feast of Sts Peter and Paul

29/06/2015 14:23

Pope Francis welcomes an Orthodox delegation marking the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, as he urges 46 new metropolitan archbishops to hear the first apostles’ call to prayer, to faith and to witness

young lambs

young lambs

Pope Francis blesses the lambs on the feast of St. Agnes

21/01/2015 15:26

Pope Francis on Wednesday marked the Feast of St. Agnes with a centuries-old rite: the blessing of the lambs, from whose wool the Pallium will be made. The small lambs, traditionally less than a year old, were carried to the Casa Santa Marta  in baskets.

 

Pope Francis at Mass for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

Pope Francis at Mass for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

Pope confers palliums on Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul

29/06/2014 17:04

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on Sunday, in the Basilica of Saint Peter. During the Mass, he conferred the pallium on Archbishops from around the world who had been appointed within the past year.