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Pope Francis blesses a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. null

Mary Teaches us to Listen to “the voices of the forgotten”: Pope Francis in Message

He was addressing participants in the 25th International Mariological Marian Congress.

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address at the Vatican July 25, 2021./ Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Invokes Intercession of Mary for Ongoing Regional Sisters in Africa Plenary

Pope Francis has sent his Apostolic blessings for the ongoing 18th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA).

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

“Humility is the way that leads to heaven”: Pope Francis on Solemnity of Assumption

On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis gave a reminder that God exalts those who humble themselves.

Today, February 11: We Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18 appearances that the Blessed Virgin Mary made to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, Saint Bernadette Soubirous.

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Pope Francis Asks Mary "Mother of Hope" to Intercede for Nigeria's Persecuted Christians

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.

Pope Francis offers Mass in Gyumri, Armenia June 25, 2016. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Mary’s Assumption into Heaven was a "giant leap for mankind": Pope Francis

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.

Pope Francis holds a rosary during a general audience Aug. 7, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Urges Catholics to Unite Through Praying the Rosary in May

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.

Priests in the Archdiocese of Douala reciting the Rosary with the Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary during Monday's Procession around the city of Douala, Cameroon. / ACI Africa

Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese Entrusted to “protection of the Virgin Mary” amid COVID-19

As governments in Africa struggle to contain the spread of COVID-19, with some nations seeking divine intervention by holding National Prayer Days, the Catholic Church in Cameroon’s Douala Archdiocese held a prayer procession to entrust the central African state to the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Pope Francis prays before Our Lady of Fatima May 13, 2015. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope: Mary's Immaculate Conception the Start of the Fulfillment of God's Plan

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.

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims outside the Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto on March 25, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis Adds Feast of Our Lady of Loreto to Roman Calendar

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.