Monday, April 28, 2014

Divine Mercy Sunday, 2014

That was quite a Sunday in the Catholic world! Two popes, one reigning and one emeritus, concelebrating a Mass at which two popes were canonized! The universality of the Catholic Church clearly demonstrated: Mass in Latin; readings in Italian and Polish; the Gospel in Latin and in Greek--hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in attendance throughout Rome! I think this series of pictures from UK's The Daily Mail exemplifies the glories of the day.
Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended the ceremony to represent Queen Elizabeth II and her government--not quite the level of delegation that attended Pope St. John Paul II's funeral (Prince Charles, the Prime Minister Tony Blair, and then Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams), but still extraordinary that a British monarch would send royalty to attend a canonizations of two popes!

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