en.news In Italy and the Vatican, Corpus Christi was celebrated on Sunday, June 23. But Francis showed up only at the end of the procession which was lead by his vicar for Rome, Cardinal Angelo de Donatis.
Although it was known from previous years and similar occasions, that Francis refuses to kneel in front of the Blessed Sacrament, a big kneeler was put in front of the altar where the monstrance was placed.
But Francis placed himself between the kneeler and the altar, ignoring the kneeler.
As always, he did not bend his knees before the Blessed Sacrament while he otherwise loves kneeling, especially in front of migrants, prisoners, homosexuals or politicians.
In a message for the Roman section of the Catholic Relief Caritas Anti Pope Francis said: “How much would I want all in the Church to kneel in veneration in front of the poor.”
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the degrading of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. Romans 1