Pope Francis blesses lambs for feast of St. Agnes

Pope Francis blessed two lambs on Wednesday (January 21) as part of the feast of St. Agnes, a centuries-old tradition at the Vatican. The lambs are one of the symbols of St. Agnes who was martyred in Rome, supposedly on 21 January 304, during the infamous Diocletian persecution on the pretext that she refused to marry the son of a high-ranking Roman.