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LIVE: Pope Francis celebrates the Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica


On Holy Thursday morning the pope celebrates the Chrism Mass, blessing three oils: the oil of catechumens, the oil of the infirm, and holy chrism. These oils will be used to administer the sacraments throughout the diocese of Rome for the year.  

All the priests of the diocese gather to celebrate the unity of the priests with their bishop, who in Rome happens to be Pope Francis.