Monday, 6 April 2009

Passion Sunday, or Lent V, sees an unusual service in the Basilica of St Peter in the Vatican.
That day the Lenten station is in the Basilica.
Many relics are exposed on the High Altar, the Altar of the Confession, for the veneration of the faithful. From the balcony above the statue of St Veronice a prelate shows to the people Veronica's veil and blesses them with this sacred relic. Here are some photos of Passion Sunday 2009. Above is a certified artistic impression of Veronica's veil which was touched to the original. This copy dates from 1879.

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