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Presbyterium

The presidential chair is a distinct part, yet a continuation of the presbyterium bench in this apse and made of wood like all the other seating. The chair has its own step up from floor level. The white marble altar stands in front on its own narrow marble pedestal. Liturgical consultant Crispino Valenziano. Pope Francis addresses the Calmaldolese sisters from this chair on the Aventine hill, Rome.