Thursday, March 21, 2013

Papal Mass in prison

Pope's Holy Thursday celebration to be with youth in detention
Pope Francis embraces Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians, March 20. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
A Catholic News Agency story reports that Pope Francis will celebrate the Mass of the Lord's Supper at a youth detention centre rather than the traditional Basilica of St. John Lateran.

On March 28, Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will celebrate the Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in the morning, but then go to the Casal del Marmo youth detention centre rather than the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

This is the new Pontiff's tradition from his days as Archbishop of Buenos Aires. During that time, Cardinal Bergoglio would celebrate Holy Thursday Mass in a hospital, prison, or shelter for the poor.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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