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Ferula: Pope in continuity with his various predecessors

From the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff (in Italian):

"The Holy Father Francis, for the celebration of the Holy Mass on the occasion of his enthronement on the Roman Cathedra (4.7.2013), made use of the pastoral cross of Paul VI, with the intention of alternating its use in the upcoming celebrations with that of Benedict XVI."


[Augustinus - Update 4/14/13 at 5:55 P.M. Rome time. In case our readers are curious: the Holy Father is using the ferula of Paul VI in his Mass at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls]