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By Juliana Freitag, Church Militant, August 19, 2021

Pope’s inner circle sets precedent for ‘cultural’ adoption

ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – Cardinals close to Pope Francis will soon celebrate a High Mass where the faithful will have to present the Italian health passport in order to attend, an arbitrary requirement that ignores the instructions of the Italian bishops’ conference and the guidelines of the government.

The suburbicarian diocese of Albano, currently led by Cdl. Marcello Semeraro, will celebrate both the episcopal ordination of its new bishop, Msgr. Vincenzo Viva, and the golden priestly jubilee of Cdl. Semeraro on the next Feast of the Nativity of Mary. For the faithful to attend the Solemn Mass, set for Sept. 8, the diocese is demanding presentation of the Italian health passport, the so-called Green Pass. …

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