Pope Francis announced April 29, 2018, that he will make a pilgrimage May 1, 2018, to the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love to launch the Marian Month and pray the Rosary — in particular for peace in Syria.
His remarks came after praying the Regina Coeli in St. Peter’s Square with thousands of pilgrims gathered from around the world.
“Dear brothers and sisters, day after tomorrow, May 1, in the afternoon, I will initiate the Marian Month with a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love,” the Holy Father proclaimed. “We will pray the Rosary, praying in particular for peace in Syria and in the whole world. I invite you to unite yourselves spiritually and to prolong throughout the month of May the prayer of the Rosary for peace.”