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Pope Francis speaks at the at the Grotto of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens on May 31st, 2021.

Pope Francis on Assumption feast: 'Humility is the way that leads to heaven'

Aug 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis gave a reminder that God exalts those... Read more

Cardinal Piacenza, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, celebrates Mass Nov. 1, 2020, at Rome’s Shrine of Our Lady of the Third Millennium at Tre Fontane.

Vatican cardinal marks 70 years since proclamation of dogma of the Assumption

Nov 3, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Catholics in Rome marked the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Assumption Sunday with a solemn... Read more

Pope Francis prays before Our Lady of Fatima May 13, 2015.

Pope Francis asks Mary 'Mother of Hope' to intercede for Nigeria's persecuted Christians

Aug 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed Saturday for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, “Mother of Hope,” for Nigeria’s persecuted Christians and... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Gyumri, Armenia June 25, 2016.

Pope Francis: Mary’s Assumption was a 'giant leap for mankind'

Aug 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis said that Mary’s assumption into Heaven was... Read more

Pope Francis blesses an image of Mary in St. Peter's Square May 3, 2017.

Pope Francis gives thousands of rosaries to Christians in Syria

Aug 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis announced Thursday that he is giving 6,000 blessed rosaries to Catholic communities in Syria as a sign of... Read more

Pope Francis prays before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima May 13, 2015.

Pope Francis entrusts those who are suffering to the Virgin Mary

Aug 15, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, Pope Francis entrusted any person who is suffering, in mind... Read more