Monday, 17 June 2013

Ordinary Time in Saint Peter's Square

Pope Francis in procession to Mass
bearing the Scorzelli stemma of Pope Paul VI.
On Sunday morning, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Evangelium Vitae Day which fell on the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Pope celebrated this Mass in Saint Peter's Square with movements and associations that promote the defence of life.

The Pope appeared in another new set of vestments with matching mitre, being a variation on the style of  vestments which he has used thus far in his public Masses.

One small note: the Pope seems to prefer that the lining of his mitres be of a contrasting colour and often they have matched the colour of the vestments themselves, as is seen on this occasion.

This statue of the Madonna and child has become a usual presence
at the Masses celebrated by Pope Francis at Saint Peter's,