Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The Sistine Chapel Mass

We are pleased to present these photographs of Pope Francis' Mass with the Cardinal-Electors in the Sistine Chapel on Friday 14th March.

These photographs are the copyright of L'Osservatore Romano and below each one is an identification number, so that any reader who wishes may order a copy of the photograph from L'Osservatore.

Please click on the images for an enlarged view.

At the beginning of the Mass.
The Pope is at the same throne which his Predecessors have occupied
stretching back almost the entire life of the Sistine Chapel.

During the Lesson.
Six candlesticks and a central Cross on the freestanding altar.

The preparation of incense at the Offertory.
During the Preface.

The concelebrant-Cardinals pictured during the Mass.
Giving the Blessing holding the ferula or staff
of Benedict XVI.

The Recession.

Leaving the Sistine Chapel after Mass.

The Sistine Chapel choir.