With crowns of white and red flowers, these two lambs followed tradition, as they were blessed by Pope Francis. ;
Every year, on the Feast Day of St. Agnes, the Pope blesses these animals in what has now become a staple celebration in the Vatican. ;The white flowers symbolize the purity of the Roman Saint. The red ones, her martyrdom.
The lambs remained calm throughout most of the ceremony....but not all. ;
Wool from these lambs will be used to make the palliums new Metropolitan Archbishops will receive from Pope Francis when they are ordained archbishops on June 29th. ;