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Pope Recalls May Being Mary’s Month During General Audience

Francis Reminds Faithful They Are ‘in Good Hands’

During his weekly General Audience this morning in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that we are now entering the month of Mary: May.

While greeting the young, sick, and newlyweds at the conclusion of the audience, Francis recalled, “The month of May is dedicated to the Madonna.”

“Dear young friends, cultivate devotion to the Mother of God with daily recitation of the Rosary; dear sick people, feel the closeness of Mary of Nazareth especially at the hour of the Cross, and you, dear newlyweds, pray to her so that you never lack love and mutual respect in your home.”

You Are in Good Hands

During his greetings, he also said, “Brothers and friends, you are in good hands, you’re in the hands of the Virgin Mary.”

“She will protect you,” he said.

The Holy Father also recalled that in Poland, faithful recently celebrated the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland.

“The offertory of the Mass of this feast,” he noted, “reminds us that God has given to your nation in the Virgin Mary a wonderful help and protection, so that, thanks to her intercession, the faith continues to be enjoyed freely and your country grows in peace.

“I join in this prayer and bless Poland and each of you,” the Pope said.

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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