VIDEO - Pope Francis Visits the Cemetery at the Vatican and Prays for the Faithfully Departed on All Souls' Day
Pope Francis visited the cemetery at the Vatican after Holy Mass in St Peter's Basilica. The annual Mass is for the repose of the souls of deceased bishops and cardinals. The Pope then went to the Teutonic cemetery for a moment of prayer and commemoration of the faithful departed. Awaiting the Holy Father were the Sisters Handmaids of Christ the Priest, who take care of the Cemetery, with their Superior, the Rector of the Pontifical Teutonic College of Santa Maria in Camposanto, and the Vice Rector.
The Pope stopped in silent prayer, after having blessed the tombs kept there with the aspergillum. Immediately afterwards he returned to Casa Santa Marta.
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