Archive of December 9, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 9, 2006

Pope prays that mankind might give their "yes" like Mary

Dec 9, 2006 - 12:00 am .- After praying the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square today, Pope Benedict XVI, traveled to the Spanish Steps to lay flowers at the base of the Marian statue which sits in the middle of the Piazza di Spagna.  During the trip, the tradition for which began not long after Pope Pius IX declared Mary the “Immaculate Conception,” the Holy Father offered a prayer for Rome, Italy, and the entire world through Mary’s intercession.