Friday, May 10, 2013

Pope Francis and the Rosary

The Holy Father Pope Francis prayed his first public Rosary on May 6th in the Basilica of St. Mary Major.  This is the second time he has visited the Basilica in Honor of Our Blessed Virgin Mary.  The first time was on the second day of his papacy.

The Holy Father sat before an icon of Our Lady while he prayed the Rosary.

Pope Francis has spoken in the past about his devotion to the Rosary.  He recounted in a tribute to Pope John Paul II written while he was Cardinal of Buenos Aires that that it was Pope John Paul II that inspired him to pray 15 decades of the rosary daily.

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