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Pope Francis prayed in front of the Salus Populi Romani icon in the Basilica of St. Mary Major on the morning of July 22, 2022. He prayed again in front of the icon on Sept. 12, 2022, to entrust his upcoming trip to Kazakhstan to Mary.

Why is Pope Francis going to Kazakhstan? Here’s what he plans to do

Sep 12, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The pope plans to visit the large, landlocked Asian country — the second pope to do so — Sept. 13–15... Read more

The Salus Populi Romani was checked by Vatican art restorers Jan. 20, 2022.

Popular Marian icon in Rome gets conservation check-up

Jan 20, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Art restorers from the Vatican Museums checked the conservation of an important Byzantine Marian icon in Rome on Thursday. Read more

Pope Francis prays before the crucifix of the Church of San Marcello al Corso March 15, 2020.

Pope Francis makes walking prayer pilgrimage for coronavirus pandemic

Mar 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Sunday took a brief walking pilgrimage in the city of Rome, and prayed for an end to... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St. Mary Major for the feast of the translation of Salus Populi Romani Jan. 28, 2018.

Pope Francis: Where Mary is, ‘the devil does not enter’

Jan 28, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

At Mass in the Basilica of St. Mary Major Sunday, Pope Francis said that when we go through difficult times... Read more