Pope to Lead Corpus Christi Procession in Rome

Will Celebrate Mass at Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome

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On Thursday, May 30, Pope Francis will preside over the Eucharistic celebration, on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in the courtyard of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran. At the end of the Mass, the traditional procession will take place to the nearby Basilica of Saint Mary Major, from where the Pontiff will impart the solemn Eucharistic Blessing.

“This celebration is of particular importance in this Year of Faith, during which we are called to give witness of our Faith in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament as well as on the streets of our city,” said Cardinal Vicar Vallini.

The faithful will have free access to the Square to take part in the celebration. Access to the Square will open at 5:00 pm. The service of order will direct both women religious as well as the sick in wheelchairs, brotherhoods and Eucharistic associations to specific sectors.