New pope to celebrate installation Mass March 19

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Mass for the installation of a new pope could be celebrated March 19, the solemnity of St. Joseph, patron of the universal church. The new pope also would likely recite the Angelus March 17 with visitors gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

cns_logoAsked March 13 whether the feast of St. Joseph would be the day the new pope officially inaugurates his ministry, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said that was “a good hypothesis.” He refused to say more about the date since the pope had not even been elected yet.

The spokesman also said, “From what I understand,” retired Pope Benedict XVI did not plan to attend the installation Mass of his successor.

via CNS STORY: New pope likely to celebrate installation Mass March 19, spokesman says.

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