Sunday night, Pope Francis celebrated Corpus Christi at the basilica of Saint John Lateran. For the first time this Pontifical celebration was moved from Thursday to Sunday. In his homily Francis called the Sacrament of the Altar "a humble meal, that lovingly heals our memory, wounded by life’s frantic pace of life."
He refused to genuflect at the consecration as well as in front of the Blessed Sacrament, which was exposed after Mass. Neither did he participate in the procession, but concluded it at Santa Maria Maggiore, while again refusing to kneel in front of the real presence of Our Lord.
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