Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Solemn Mass in the Pantheon, Rome, Savoy Family

This past Saturday, March 19th, the Feast of St. Joseph, two Italian associations, Rinnovamento nella Tradizione and Mafalda e Giovanna di Savoia celebrated Mass in the usus antiquior in the Pantheon (Santa Maria ad Martyres) in Rome. The Mass was offered for the repose of the souls of King Umberto II of Italy and Queen Giovanna of Savoy of Bulgaria.

In attendance was Principe Amedeo di Savoia, his wife, Principessa Silvia, and Principessa Maria Gabriella di Savoia. At the end of the Mass, Principe Amedeo, accompanied by relatives and by civil and ecclesiastical authorities, laid a wreath at the tomb of King Vittorio Emanuele II.

The Mass was offered by Don Riccardo Petroni, a priest of the Roman diocese, and ecclesiastical assistant to the association Familia Christi.

Image source: Rinnovamento nella Tradizione

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