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Papal trip to Spain: Key points from the liturgy of dedication of the Sagrada Familia

Then, incense was then lighted on the altar to make it sacred. ;After this, the altar was covered with a tablecloth, candles, and flowers for the celebration of Mass. ;

Finally, all the lights were turned up in the church to symbolize the presence of Christ, the light of the world.

Once this ritual is completed, Mass may then be celebrated at the altar.