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Pope Francis goes to St Mary Major to pray for WYD – YouTube

Pope Francis paid a visit on Saturday afternoon to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome to ask the Virgin for her protection for his upcoming apostolic journey to Brazil, for the young people who will gather at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro and for all young people worldwide. The Pope came to the Basilica to the 16:45, where he was welcomed by the Archpriest Cardinal Santos Abril y Castelló. He entered through the side door of the Sacristy and immediately went to the chapel where the image of the Madonna Salus Populi Romani is displayed and where the canons of the Basilica and the community of the Dominican fathers had gathered.

Before returning to the Vatican asked the faithful present , t …

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  • Alex Benedictus says:

    As a latin Pope, for sure Pope Francis knows about the protests, even violent ones, that there have been happening in Brazil for a month. We all the Catholic from Brazil are worried about the safety of Pope Francis. I think he himself knows about the social agitation these last weeks in Brazil. Please, pray for the Holy Father and the pilgrims!

    From Brazil, Alex.

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