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Pope Francis Donates Relics of the True Cross for King Charles’ Coronation

PAUL ELLISThe Cross of Wales is displayed for a photograph ahead of a ceremony to bless the cross at Holy Trinity Church in Llandudno, north Wales, on April 19. The new processional cross presented by King Charles III as a centenary gift to the Church in Wales, is set to be used to lead the coronation procession at Westminster Abbey on May 6. The cross incorporates a relic of the True Cross, the personal gift to the king from Pope Francis.

The precious relics have been inlaid into the Cross of Wales, which will head Charles’ May 6 procession into Westminster Abbey, where he will be officially crowned.