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As Centenary of Fatima Ends, Pope Urges Rosary for Peace

Reminds That Nothing Is Impossible When We Address God in Prayer

Recalling that the centenary of the Marian apparitions in Fatima, Portugal concludes on October 13, 2017, Pope Francis invited all faithful to pray the rosary for peace.

At the General Audience he presided at St. Peter’s Square today, Oct. 11, 2017, the Pope spoke of this anniversary.

​​”Looking back to the Mother of the Lord and Queen of Missions, I invite everyone, especially in this month of October, to pray the holy rosary for peace in the world.”

“May prayer move the most rebellious souls,” he wished, “so that they may become people who have banned from their hearts, words and gestures, violence,” and that they “may take care of the common home.”

‘Nothing is impossible if we address God in prayer. All of us can be peacemakers’ (Message of the 50th World Day of Peace, 1 January 2017).

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages). She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio 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, EWTN and Salt & Light. For 'The Other Francis': https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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