The Feast of St. Peter, patron of fishermen, will be celebrated in Algiers by a naval procession, the first in North African history.
Some 250 boats will take part in o
Sunday's ceremony. The Blessed Sacrament and a statue of the saint will he carried in the leading vessel. The procession will sail to the hill
of Our Lady of Africa, where a wreath of flowers will be thrown on the water in memory of sailors who have died at sea.
Before the flotilla's departure vespers will be sung in the Algiers fish market, to be specially decorated for the occasion.