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St. Peter's Basilica introduces monthly Eucharistic adoration

The public can now attend an hour-long Eucharistic Adoration every second Tuesday of the month in front of St. Peter's Basilica. 

The first adoration, held on March 14, was led by Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica. Prayers were offered for Pope Francis in honor of the 10th anniversary of his pontificate. 

The initiative is a new addition to the pastoral outreach of the Basilica. Last fall, the Basilica released Lectio Petri, a set of meetings to reflect on various aspects of St. Peter's life. This series came after a video about St. Peter was projected onto the facade of the Basilica for two weeks during the month of October. 

The video used images of St. Peter from the Vatican Museums and its goal was to help pilgrims and tourists alike get to know the first Pope.