Photo Story: Chrism Mass at the Vatican

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Pope Francis holds up the book of Gospels during a Chrism Mass inside St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, 01 April 2021.

During the Mass the Pontiff blesses a token amount of oil that will be used to administer the sacraments for the year.

Pope Francis blows inside an amphora containing holy oil during a Chrism Mass inside St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican.
Pope Francis celebrates a Chrism Mass inside St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican.
Pope Francis celebrates a Chrism Mass inside St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican

Via EPA-EFE/Andrew Medichini / POOL

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