The Vatican is observing the Feast of Saint Anthony, patron and protector of animals, on January 17. As Vatican Information Service reports:

The day will officially begin with Mass for the farmers and their families to be celebrated in the Vatican Basilica at 10:30 a.m… This will be followed by the solemn blessing of a procession of horses and riders along Via della Conciliazione. Even from 9:00 a.m. on, however, in the Pio XII Square directly in front of the Bernini colonnade around St. Peter’s Square, there will be an exhibit of the national agriculture and livestock association’s production including cows, goats, sheep, chickens, and more. …

A reader writes to ask whether the highlighted text indicates that Vox Clara is preparing the daily bulletins now.  ??

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