Saturday, May 03, 2008

Rosary at St. Mary Major

The Pope recited today the holy Rosary - entirely in Latin - at the Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major to mark the beginning of the Marian month of May. Here are some images of this occasion:

The Pontiff being greeted by the canons of St. Mary Major:

Traditional altar arrangement with six candles and altar Cross:

The Holy Father praying the Rosary:

Another old papal throne was brought out, this one (as far as I can see from the coat of arms) of papa Pacelli, Pius XII:

Here we get a good look at another splendid papal Easter stole (the third we have seen), of Leo XIII - and a very lovable picture of our Supreme Shepherd as well:

All photographs Foto Felici; click to enlarge.

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