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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”

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..

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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