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'Mary, Our Refuge in Difficult Times,' Reminds Pope

Honors Blessed Mother as Her Month Draws to a Close Tomorrow

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‘The Virgin Mary is a refuge in difficult times.’
Pope Francis gave this reminder at his weekly General Audience on Wednesday morning, May 30, 2018, in St. Peter’s Square, where he continued his catecheses on Confirmation.
As he does each week, the Pope addressed «a special thought» at the end of the meeting, to young people, the elderly, the sick and new spouses.
«Tomorrow,» he said, «we are concluding the month of Mary.»
«May the Mother of God,» he wished, «be your refuge in times of joy, as well as in difficult times, and may she guide your families so that they cultivate homes of prayer, reciprocal understanding and giving.»
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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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