Pope Francis entrusts his visit to Kazakhstan to Our Lady
By Vatican News staff reporter
On the eve of his 38th Apostolic Journey abroad, Pope Francis went Monday according to his custom to the Roman Basilica of Saint Mary Major to entrust his visit to Our Lady.
He prayed for a while before the ancient icon of Maria Salus Populi Romani in the early afternoon before returning to the Vatican, according to the Holy See Press Office.
Pope Francis will depart from Rome on Tuesday morning, arriving in Kazakhstan around 1:00 PM local time.