Sunday, April 03, 2011

Cardinal Piacenza Taking Possession of His Titular Church in Rome

Continuing our coverage of cardinals created at last year's consistory taking ossession of their Roman titular churches (see here for Card. Burke and here for Cardinals Amato and Ranjith), on Saturday afternoon, Mauro Cardinal Piacenza, Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, took possession of his deaconry, St Paul at the Three Fountains (San Paolo alle Tre Fontane), which stands at the site where the blessed Apostle was beheaded, and was given as a cardinalatial deaconry for the first time.

The Mass was celebrated as an anticipated Mass of Lætare Sunday; hence we see a very fine set of Roman rose vestments.

Images: Offerimus tibi Domine, where you also find some background on the assignation of this church to Card. Piacenza.

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