When to take down papal bunting-reply

Several readers have contacted me about the timing of taking down the yellow and white papal bunting around the exterior church doors.

I had my opinion of the answer, but went ahead and contacted Msgr. Hilgartner of the USCCB  Office of Divine Worship to confirm.

Here is his reply, :”There is no real “rule” regarding how long to display the festive bunting in honor of the election of Pope Francis. ¬†Given the liturgical time, however, it would seem appropriate to remove before the start of Holy Week so that the primacy of those important days is clear.”

Holy Week blessings to you,



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