Sunday, 3 November 2013

Papal Ferula

On the Solemnity of All the Saints, Pope celebrated Mass at the gateway of the Campo Verano Cemetery in Rome.  On this occasion, the Pope used a new ferula, or staff.

It seems the staff was donated by the Italian Goldlake Mining Corporation and that metals for the staff came from Argentina and Honduras.

The staff is purported to depict the Resurrected Christ.