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Traditional Latin Confirmations in Moscow, Russia

The Facebook page of Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce reports that on June 12, 2015, Feast of the Sacred Heart, Msgr. Paolo Pezzi, Latin Archbishop for the Archdiocese of the Mother of God of Moscow, confirmed two teenagers according to the Traditional Roman Rite. The report states that these are most likely the first Traditional Roman Rite Confirmations to be celebrated by an Ordinary Bishop in Moscow since 1936. 

The Rite of Confirmation took place in the basement chapel of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Moscow, where the Traditional Latin Mass is celebrated every Sunday morning. It is currently the only place in the entire Russian Federation where Mass according to the 1962 Missal is celebrated every Sunday, although there is also a celebration (one Sunday a month) in St. Petersburg and occasional celebrations in various places. 

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