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Pope at St. Mary Major © L'Osservatore Romano

Pope at St. Mary Major © L'Osservatore Romano

Colombia: First Stop, Basilica of St. Mary Major

Papal Pilgrimage Entrusted to Mother of God

For the 51st time, Pope Francis on the evening of September 5, 2017 visited the Basilica of St. Mary Major to ask the Mother of God for a successful journey – or to thank her for one just ended.

The Holy Father will travel to Colombia from September 6-11, 2017, visiting four cities and giving 12 addresses.

In his video to the Colombia people in advance of his trip, he evoked Mary as well:  “May our Mother, the Holy Virgin take care of you. And please don’t forget to pray for me. Thank you and see you soon.”

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