Vatican City, Apr 23, 2019 / 09:16 am
Pope Francis celebrated the feast of his patron St. George – Jorge in Spanish – by giving away rosaries to 6,000 young people from Milan, asking them to pray for him through Mary's intercession.
The rosaries came from World Youth Day in Panama and were given to the Milanese youth during a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Mario Delpini of Milan in St. Peter's Basilica Tuesday morning.
Papal spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said with this gesture Pope Francis "asked the young people to remember him in a special way in their prayer, particularly by entrusting him to the Virgin Mary."
The same group of young people will be present at the general audience April 24.