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Pope Francis’ Holy Thursday mass in the Vatican: live online

Pope Francis gestures as he speaks during the weekly general audience on April 13, 2022 at Paul-VI hall in The Vatican. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images)

Pope Francis' Holy Thursday mass: watch live

Chrism Mass: live video


What time does the Chrism Mass start?

The Chrism Mass is due to begin at 9:30am local time (CEST). In the US, that’s 12:30am PT and 3:30am ET.

Find out what time the Chrism Mass takes place wherever you are in the world.


Pope Francis' Holy Thursday mass: welcome

Good morning! As part of the 2022 Holy Week celebrations, Pope Francis will today preside over the Chrism Mass in St Peter's Basilica.

What is the Chrism Mass?

The Chrism Mass honours the institution of priesthood, and celebrates priests’ unity with the bishop of their diocese. Its name is a reference to the holy oils that are blessed as part of the service, before being used in the sacraments throughout the year ahead.