Pope Blesses Lambs in Annual Ceremony

By: AP News Now
By: AP News Now

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI has blessed two lambs whose wool will be shorn to make shawls for newly appointed archbishops to wear.

The annual blessing takes place on the feast day of St. Agnes, a
martyr of early Christianity often symbolized by a lamb.

New archbishops receive the wool pallium on June 29. The pallium
is a band of white wool decorated with six black silk crosses that
is a sign of pastoral authority and a symbol of the archbishops'
bond with the pope.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 82328512 - kolotv.com/a?a=82328512