Pope Francis shows his traditional devotions

He has already been to pray before the icon of the Salus Poluli Romani twice and is also deeply devoted to St, Joseph and Saint Thérèse of LisieuxANDREA TORNIELLIVATICAN CITY It is an aspect of Francis’ papacy that is little talked about – possibly because it does not fit the “progressivist” stereotype – and yet it is deeply ingrained within the fabric of popular piety which the Latin American Church sees as key to spreading the faith. In less than two months Bergoglio has visited the Basilica of St. Mary Major, the oldest church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, twice. Once straight after his election, to ask the Virgin Mary to protect the diocese of Rome and again on 4 May, the first Saturday of the month dedicated to Mary, to recite the Rosary.

via Pope Francis is attached to traditional devotions and is not afraid to show it – Vatican Insider.

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