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Easter: Pope Francis celebrates a high mass after two years of pandemic


The liturgical celebrations office has made public the calendar of celebrations for the next two months, including Holy Week. A great Easter mass presided over by Pope Francis from Saint Peter’s Basilica will be performed from 12 p.m. this Sunday and will be broadcast live on CNEWS. A great first after two years of pandemic.

Holy Week is a time the Church dedicates to remembering the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. A large number of countries perpetuate the traditions associated with these festivals.

In this context, Pope Francis will celebrate the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at 10 a.m. in Saint Peter’s Square, before delivering his traditional Easter message and imparting his Urbi et Orbi blessing from the central Loggia of Saint Peter’s Basilica. , from 12 p.m.

A first after two years of Covid-19

This is a major first after two years of health restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year, Pope Francis celebrated Easter Mass in front of 150 people in St. Peter’s Basilica, which can normally accommodate 10,000. He had also given his blessing in front of the altar, and not in front of the 100,000 or so faithful who usually crowd in front of him in Saint Peter’s Square.

The celebration will be broadcast and commented live on CNEWS from 12 p.m. this Sunday.