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Mary, Our Refugee in Most Difficult Moments, Says Pope on Memorial of Mary's Queenship

‘May she teach you to love her Son with the tenderness and exclusivity with which she loved Him’

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The Blessed Virgin Mary is a“refuge in the most difficult moments.”
Pope Francis gave this powerful reminder on August 22, 2018, on the Feast Day of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Toward the end of the General Audience held in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall today, the Holy Father, as usual, offered some special words to young people, the elderly, the sick and newlyweds.
“May the Mother of God be your refuge in the most difficult moments and may she teach you to love her Son with the tenderness and exclusivity with which she loved Him,” he prayed.

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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, at times from the papal flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio, Sky, and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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