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Pope Francis celebrated the Mass that kicked off thestart of Chapter General for the Order of St. Augustine, who will elect their prior general for the next six years, and set the agenda for Augustinians in that time.   

The Pope arrived by car to the Basilica of St. Augustine at Campo di Marzio, located at the heart of Rome, near Piazza Navonna. His visit echoes the also historical visit he made several weeks ago to the Church of Jesus, to celebrate the feast day of St. Ignatius. This time around, the celebration honors St. Augustine, and Pope Francis joins the Augustinians.