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Pope's Appeal This May: Pray Rosary Every Day, for Peace in Syria & Throughout World

Renews Appeal to Pray Rosary Daily to Arabic-speaking Pilgrims

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Pray the rosary daily during the month of May «for peace in Syria and throughout the world.»
The Pope renewed this request during Mary’s month addressing Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from the Middle East present in St. Peter’s Square, during today’s General Audience on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
After his catechesis on Baptism, the Pope stressed, «I cordially greet the Arab-speaking pilgrims, especially those from the Middle East. Dear brothers and sisters, the month of May is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.»
«I invite you to cultivate devotion to the Mother of God with the daily recitation of the Rosary, praying in particular for peace in Syria and throughout the world.»
Pope Francis concluded saying: «May the Lord bless you all! »

The Holy Father already expressed this request during his pilgrimage to the Roman Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love, to pray for peace in Syria and in the world, on the occasion of the beginning of the month of Mary, and the Feast of St. Joseph Worker, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The Pope prayed the rosary in the sanctuary, in front of the image of Our Lady of Miracles.
«Today, at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Divine Love, as we recite the Rosary, we pray especially for peace in Syria and throughout the world. I invite you to pray the Rosary for peace during the entire month of May,» Pope Francis had invited in a tweet posted on his @Pontifex account on May 1, 2018.
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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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