Louisiana deacon to perform Easter Vigil with pope on Sunday

Louisiana deacon to perform Easter Vigil with pope on Sunday

Louisiana deacon to perform Easter Vigil with pope on Sunday

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by Kyle Peveto, The Advocate

wwltv.com

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Updated Saturday, Apr 19 at 11:39 AM

ROME - Deacon Patrick Broussard, of Lafayette, will serve beside Pope Francis during Saturday’s Easter Vigil at the Vatican.

 Broussard, 29, said his name was drawn out of a hat for the honor of serving as one of three principle deacons to the pope during the Mass, which will be broadcast worldwide.

 Broussard attended seminary in Covington and was chosen to study in Rome, his father said. In June, he will return home to be ordained as a priest at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette.

 To read more about Deacon Broussard's honor go to The Advocate.

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