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Blessing of the animals

A Catholic priest blesses pet dogs during the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, outside the Saint Francis church in Lima October 6, 2013. Saint Francis is known as the patron saint of animals and the environment. (REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil)

Blessing of the animals

October 7, 2013

Animals are blessed in recognition of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Catholic and Anglican churches have been blessing pets as a tradition for over 200 years. (Yahoo News)