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Christian girls who barely escaped ISIS credit Mary for their safety

Oct 23, 2016 - 12:57 pm .- Seven young women in Kirkuk credit the Virgin Mary for their safety after spending a harrowing eight hours hidden underneath beds while Islamic State group fighters used their room as a hideout during an assault on the city.

Pope prays for massacre victims in DRC

Aug 15, 2016 - 03:59 am .- Pope Francis marked the feast of the Assumption of Mary by praying for the dozens of people massacred over the weekend in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and decrying the “shameful silence” which surround these attacks.

Okla. Christians counter Satanic mockery of Virgin Mary with prayer

Aug 11, 2016 - 03:07 pm .- Another planned black mass and an additional satanic ritual in Oklahoma City is timed to mock a Marian feast and desecrate an image of the Virgin Mary. In reaction, the local Catholic archbishop and Christians from all backgrounds will join in prayer.

Who is 'the Black Madonna' and why is she so important?

Jul 19, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the “Black Madonna,” will be one of Pope Francis' primary stops during his visit to Poland at the end of this month for the global World Youth Day gathering.

Prison inmates in Argentina paint statue of Virgin Mary

Jul 8, 2016 - 12:03 am .- A local bishop in Argentina blessed a statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, which had been recently painted by inmates at Batán prison.  

Days after Medjugorje comment, Pope downplays predictable visions

Jun 9, 2015 - 07:59 am .- Days after declaring that a decision on the Medjugorje Marian apparitions would be coming soon, Pope Francis cautioned against basing one’s faith on solely on predicted visions or anything other than Christ himself.

Pope Francis: the Church is a mother who guides her children

Sep 3, 2014 - 04:42 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Church, turning to the aspect of her maternity, of which the Virgin Mary is a model encouraging us to reach out to our brothers and sisters.

Pope: service to others frees us from 'existential grayness'

Jul 5, 2014 - 07:20 am .- In his homily during Mass for Saturday’s trip to Molise, Pope Francis explained that the Church is a people that both serves God and lives in the freedom that he gives from oppression.

Candlelight vigil in Vatican celebrates Mary's faith, witness

Jun 1, 2014 - 08:11 am .- Hundreds of clergy, religious, and laity processed through the Vatican gardens in a candlelight vigil on Saturday evening to mark the close of a month traditionally dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Personal notes underscore John Paul II's Marian devotion

Mar 12, 2014 - 06:02 am .- In private letters of Bl. John Paul II which have been published by his former secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the pontiff reflects on the three theological virtues, emphasizing that Mary is the highest example of each.

On Marian feast, Pope Francis prays for holiness

Dec 8, 2013 - 11:29 am .- On a day dedicated to celebrating the Mother of God, Pope Francis made a special trip in Rome to pray before a traditional statue of Mary.

Pope says Mary's whole existence is 'yes' to God

Dec 8, 2013 - 09:52 am .- On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis focused his Sunday Angelus message on the importance of Mary as a model for the Christian life.

Pope entrusts world to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Oct 13, 2013 - 11:23 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday entrusted the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to her maternal care before the image of Our Lady of Fatima, asking Mary’s help to “revive and grow faith.”

Let God untie your knotted hearts, Pope says

Oct 12, 2013 - 01:29 pm .- Pope Francis led a Marian prayer vigil Saturday, stressing that the Virgin Mary leads Christians to the mercy of God who can untie “all knotted hearts.”

Mary 'can only bring us to God,' expert says as entrustment nears

Oct 11, 2013 - 07:25 am .- Anticipating Pope Francis' entrustment of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 13, a specialist in Marian apparitions reflected on how the Blessed Mother serves to bring people to Jesus.

Seek God through his Mother, Pope encourages faithful

Sep 22, 2013 - 01:15 pm .- During his Sunday homily in Sardinia, the Pope explained how we should seek Christ through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, whose life was an example of faithful prayer and trust in God.

Mary's Nativity draws tens of thousands to Indian basilica

Sep 4, 2013 - 04:23 pm .- Huge crowds started gathering in Bangalore, India, last week, as the city's novena leading up to the Nativity of Mary began with the city's archbishop raising a Marian flag in prayer.

Thai Catholics encouraged to imitate Virgin Mary's faith life

Aug 17, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- Mary is a perfect model for Christians, who should imitate their Blessed Mother and learn from her, said a Thai bishop on the feast of the Assumption of Mary in Bangkok. 

Spanish bishop calls for active charity on feast of Assumption

Aug 16, 2013 - 01:49 pm .- Bishop Mario Iceta of Bilbao, Spain, said that like Mary, we should allow our lives to be used to offer hope to those in all forms of poverty, as well as to young people. 

Pope tells nuns that they are like Mary, opening heaven

Aug 16, 2013 - 12:07 am .- While visiting a convent of Poor Clare nuns yesterday, Pope Francis said that “a consecrated woman is a little like the Virgin Mary,” one of the nuns related to Vatican Radio.

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