Pontifical High Mass

Solemn Pontifical Mass by Pope John XXIII in St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Rome. Picture probably taken in 1962, at the beginning of the Second Vatican Council. Note the papal tiaras and the assistance of Eastern rite clergy. The Pope drank the Precious Blood, the wine having been consecrated, through a golden tube.

A Pontifical High (Tridentine) Mass was offered at the Vatican – Sunday, May 15, 2011 in conjunction with the Third Conference on Summorum Pontificum held in Rome, May 13-15.


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