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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. JRB/MB