Vatican City, Dec 8, 2020 / 06:20 am
The Immaculate Conception is "one of the wonders of the story of salvation," Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Tuesday.
Speaking from a window overlooking St. Peter's Square Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the pope encouraged Catholics to entrust themselves to Mary, seeking purity and holiness.
He said: "The uncontaminated beauty of our Mother is incomparable, but at the same time it attracts us. Let us entrust ourselves to her and say 'no' to sin and 'yes' to Grace once and for all."
It is customary for the pope to lead the Angelus prayer not only on Sundays, but also on Marian solemnities. In his address, the pope reflected on the meaning of the Immaculate Conception.