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Aug 18, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis has approved the extension of the Jubilee Year of Loreto to 2021.
Aug 15, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis prayed Saturday for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, “Mother of Hope,” for Nigeria’s persecuted Christians and for peace in conflicts in Africa.
Aug 15, 2020 - 06:10 am .- On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis said that Mary’s assumption into Heaven was an infinitely greater achievement than man’s first steps on the moon.
Aug 13, 2020 - 02:43 am .- For hundreds of years, Catholic parishes in coastal cities have participated in the tradition of blessing the sea and praying for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Feast of the Assumption.
Jul 15, 2020 - 10:40 am .- The decapitation of the statue of the Blessed Mother at St. Stephen occurred on the same weekend as several other high-profile acts of vandalism at Catholic churches across the country.
Jun 15, 2020 - 05:30 am .- A historic statue of Mary atop a column, torn down by an angry crowd more than 100 years ago, has been restored to its original site in Prague.
Apr 25, 2020 - 07:15 am .- Pope Francis sent a letter Saturday encouraging Catholics to pray the rosary throughout May. He also shared two new prayers to implore the help of the Virgin Mary during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dec 8, 2019 - 04:49 am .- With Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception, God was, even before Mary’s birth, putting into motion his plan of salvation for the world, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Oct 31, 2019 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis has decreed that the feast of Our Lady of Loreto be included in the Roman Calendar as an optional memorial to be celebrated on December 10.
May 22, 2019 - 03:56 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday asked Our Lady Help of Christians to intercede for Chinese Catholics, whom he said continue to believe and hope amid trials.
Sep 22, 2018 - 05:34 pm .- Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, said that the Catholic Church is currently in a “very dark moment” in its history, and that Catholics should look to the example of Mary in reacting to the abuse crisis.
Mar 3, 2018 - 06:08 am .- On Saturday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ decision that the Church celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as “Mother of the Church” every year on the Monday after Pentecost, as a way to foster Marian piety and the maternal sense of the Church.

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