Pope Francis holds a mass in Rome to mark Corpus Christi, which celebrates the belief that Jesus Christ's body and blood are present in the communion host. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Pope Francis on Thursday (May 26) presided over a late evening Mass and a traditional one kilometer-long procession through the streets of Rome. Like last year, the pope, who is known to suffer from sciatica, or leg pain caused by a pinched nerve, did not walk in the procession. The procession of over a kilometer (0.7 miles), in which the pope usually holds up a gold case containing a communion host - marks the day that the Roman Catholic Church in Italy celebrates the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. After saying Mass outside the Basilica of St. John's, Francis, who walked the route three years ago, looked on as the procession slowly got underway. He was then driven to St. Mary's and waited there for the procession, before concluding the traditional ceremony.