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Mass is back in St. Peter’s Square and Via Crucis Colosseum

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EU strategic compass, Guerini:

After two years of pandemic celebrations are back in St. Peter’s Square: the Pope will celebrate Palm Sunday, April 10, in the square while on Friday April 15 there will be the Via Crucis at the Colosseum. The great celebrations in St. Peter’s Square that have not been seen since March 2020, when the Covid pandemic began, resume. It will begin on April 10, Palm Sunday, with Mass at 10 am. The rites of Holy Week will continue on Thursday April 14 with the Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at 9.30.
In the agenda published by the Vatican press office, the Mass in Coena Domini (during which the rite of the washing of the feet was held) is not indicated, which Francis, before the pandemic, always celebrated outside the Vatican, in symbolic places such as prisons. or refugee centers.
On Friday 15 April, at 5 pm, the Pontiff will celebrate the ‘Passion of the Lord’ in the basilica at 5 pm, before moving to the Colosseum at 9.15 pm for the Via Crucis.
On Saturday, April 16, the Pope will celebrate Mass for the Easter vigil at 7.30 pm in the basilica. Sunday 17 April Easter Mass will be again in St. Peter’s Square at 10, while at 12 there will be the blessing ‘Urbi et Orbi’ from the central Loggia.
Instead, the Mass on April 24 (10 am) will be held in St. Peter’s Basilica, the day dedicated to Divine Mercy.
On May 15 the celebration returns again in St. Peter’s Square (at 10 am) for the canonization of some Blessed including Titus Brandsma and Charles de Foucauld.

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