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Brazilians get their pets blessed on Saint Francis Day

AP

Published : Oct 5, 2017, 11:58 am IST
Updated : Nov 8, 2017, 11:35 am IST
A mass is held in honour of Saint Francis who is considered as the protector of animals (Photo: AP)
A mass is held in honour of Saint Francis who is considered as the protector of animals (Photo: AP)
Dogs greet each other during a Mass in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, in Brasilia (Photo: AP)
Dogs greet each other during a Mass in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, in Brasilia (Photo: AP)
Animals are blessed at a mass in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi as people turn up in large numbers with their pets (Photo: AP)
Animals are blessed at a mass in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi as people turn up in large numbers with their pets (Photo: AP)
A woman prays with her dog during a Mass in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, in Brasilia (Photo: AP)
A woman prays with her dog during a Mass in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, in Brasilia (Photo: AP)
A dog wears a protection cone during a Mass in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi (Photo: AP)
A dog wears a protection cone during a Mass in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi (Photo: AP)
A woman strokes her Yorkshire terrier puppies during a Mass in honor of Saint Francis (Photo: AP)
A woman strokes her Yorkshire terrier puppies during a Mass in honor of Saint Francis (Photo: AP)
A woman arrives with her parakeet during a attend a Mass in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, in Brasilia (Photo: AP)
A woman arrives with her parakeet during a attend a Mass in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, in Brasilia (Photo: AP)

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