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Pope Francis prays at St. Mary Major before Visit to Chile & Peru

Pope Francis entrusts his upcoming Apostolic Visit to Chile and Peru to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Keeping up his pre-Apostolic Journey tradition, Pope Francis made a short visit on Saturday evening to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major.

He entrusted to the Virgin Mary his Apostolic Journey to Chile and Peru, which takes place on 15-22 January.

The Holy Father prayed silently before the ancient icon of Maria Salus Populi Romani and placed a bouquet of flowers on the altar below it.

 

14 January 2018, 11:04