The adjacent photographs were taken from the website of the Roman Jesuit Superior General. On this occasion, Pope Francis wore vestments which are part of the collection of the Gesú being a chasuble of dupion silk, ornamented with the Tau.
|Pope Francis in the sacristy of the Gesu.|
|During the celebration of the Papal Mass.|
The new sanctuary area is arranged on a large raised podium, which is a muted colour, and features a cube-shaped altar, also in muted tones (possibly faced with copper). The small scale of this altar (in the primitive style) and its colour make it almost invisible from first glance. What is not obvious from the photographs is that all the furnishings of this sanctuary, together with the podium itself are completely removable.
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|During the celebration of Mass.|
The Pope alone stands at the cube-shaped altar, with concelebrants
standing in a semicircle around the altar.
|The interior of the Gesu: a nearly invisible free-standing altar.|