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Pope Requests We Pray for Him on Feast of Dedication of Rome's Lateran Basilica

Prays That He May Be Able to ‘Always Confirm the Brothers in the Faith»

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The Holy Father has asked all faithful to pray for him on the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica on November 9, 2018.
Pope Francis made this request two days before the feast during his weekly Wednesday General Audience on Nov. 7, in St. Peter’s Square.
«The day after tomorrow we will celebrate the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, the Cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, the Pope’s Cathedral,» he said, asking: Pray for me, so that I always confirm the brothers in the faith.»
Called «Mother and Head of All the Churches of the City and the World», the Lateran Basilica was the first to be built after the Edict of the Roman Emperor Constantine which gave freedom of worship to the Christians of the Roman Empire in 313 A.D..

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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': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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