Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Pope Francis' Inaugural Mass on the Feast of St. Joseph

 Bright sun shone down upon the Eternal City as Pope Francis celebrated A Solemn Latin Mass marking the Feast of St. Joseph upon his formal inauguration. The Holy Father commenced his sermon

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the inauguration of my Petrine ministry on the solemnity of Saint Joseph, the spouse of the Virgin Mary and the patron of the universal Church. It is a significant coincidence, and it is also the name-day of my venerable predecessor: we are close to him with our prayers, full of affection and gratitude.
The Papal Altar
An estimated 1.2 million attended

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