A mass will be held in Estonian at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome in May, marking the first time ever that a mass is held in Estonian language at the shrine that is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites.
The Catholic bishop for Estonia, Philippe Jourdan, told BNS that in May a group of Estonian Catholics will make a pilgrimage to Rome and on 20 May he will officiate a mass at St. Peter's in Estonian.
The bishop said the mass at St. Peter's, which he described as "the heart of the Catholic faith," is expected to be attended by 30-50. Jourdan added that the mass will be held at one of the Basilica's altars, not the papal altar.
Mass to Be Held in Estonian at St. Peter's for First Time