Pope Benedict to preside at Mass, Eucharistic procession for Corpus Christi


The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict would celebrate Mass for the solemnity of Corpus Christi, on May 26th at 7pm in front of St. John Lateran Basilica.

Following Mass, the Pope will preside at a Eucharistic Procession from the basilica, along Via Merulana, to the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

The announcement, from the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, added that the procession would be led by scouts, confraternities and sodalities, Eucharistic associations, representatives of parishes, Knights of the Holy Sepulcher, religious, priests, pastors, chaplains and prelates of His Holiness, bishops, archbishops and cardinals.

Seminarians, Roman parishioners and members of various ecclesial associations and movements will follow the Blessed Sacrament along the Via Merulana.

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