Vatican Secretary of State to preside at Mass at Shrine of St. Rose of Lima

.- The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, will celebrate a special Mass in honor of St. Rose of Lima at the shrine dedicated to her in Lima on August 30. He will be joined by Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne of Lima and other bishops.

On August 29, the vigil before the feast, the image of the saint, who is Patroness of America, will be carried in procession from the Convent of Santo Domingo to the Basilica of Lima. A sacred music concert will also be given by the Choir of the National Police Force of Peru together with the National Conservatory of Music.

Today on the feast of St. Rose of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani will celebrate Mass at 11am at the Cathedral of Lima.  Various government officials and diplomats are expected to attend.

The Pedro de Osma Museum will also join in the festivities with a special exposition of iconography of St. Rose of Lima, made by artists from Peru and other countries.

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