We are pleased to present these images of the celebration by Pope Francis of the Paschal Vigil in S' Peter's Basilica.
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|During the Lumen Christi Procession.|
|During the Chanting of the Exsultet.|
|During the Chanting of the Gospel.|
|The 18th century wooden statue of the Madonna and Child which|
was presented to Pope Paul VI in 1963 by Brazil,
has now become a usual feature of the Liturgies of Pope Francis.
|Kissing the Evangelarium at the end of the Gospel.|
|The Pope baptising a catechumen.|
|Chrismation of a catechumen.|
|The Pope greeting the newly-baptised in their white robes.|
|Incensation of the Gifts at the Offertory.|
|The Pope incenses the Offering according to the circular movements|
set down in the 1570 Missale Romanum.
|The Communion of the newly-baptised.|
|The Papal Blessing concludes the Mass of the Paschal Vigil.|
|Pope Francis leaves the Basilica.|