Friday, May 09, 2008

Ecumenical Celebration at the Vatican

Today the Holy Father celebrated in the Sala Clementina an ecumenical liturgy together with Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch of the (non-catholic) Armenians. This occasion saw - shortly before Eastertide ends - yet another beautiful old papal Easter stole, with medallions of the Apostles Peter and Paul, the monograms of Our Lord and Our Lady, and the coat of arms - possibly, I cannot clearly make it out - of Leo XIII. Also note the chairs. Apparently Eastern chant was sung. You can read the Pontiff's allocution here.

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