Vatican City, Aug 15, 2018 / 06:53 am
On the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, Pope Francis entrusted any person who is suffering, in mind or body, to the care of the Mother of God.
Invoking "Mary, Consoler of the afflicted," the pope entrusted to her "the anguish and torment of those who, in so many parts of the world, suffer in body and spirit."
"Receive our heavenly Mother for all comfort, courage and serenity," he said Aug. 15.
Speaking after the recitation of the Angelus for the feast day, he said he was thinking, in particular, of the victims of a bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, Tuesday, and led those present in praying a 'Hail Mary' together.