Georgia Bulletin

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Flowers are pictured as Pope Francis uses incense during Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in this April 20, 2014, file photo. Flowers at liturgies are not just for decoration but symbolize feasts in the liturgical calendar.

Vatican City

Faith and flowers: Special rules keep God’s house simply beautiful

VATICAN CITY—Of the many traditions and penitential practices observed during the season of Lent, one of the more visible is the stark change in church decor and a complete absence of flowers. The small floral arrangement usually seen on the corner of the altar of the chapel in the papal residence for morning Mass has […] Full Story