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Archbishop Andrew Nkea of Cameroon's Bamenda Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Saturate Mother Mary, Queen of peace with prayers for peace": Archbishop in Cameroon

Dec 9, 2021

The Archbishop of Cameroon’s Archdiocese of Bamenda has called for prayers for peace in the Central African nation through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of peace.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Dec. 8, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Hails "the beauty of Mary’s heart" on Immaculate Conception Solemnity

Dec 8, 2021

The pope leads the Angelus prayer on Marian solemnities, as well as Sundays.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dec 8, 2021

"The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin."

Pope Francis prays before the statue of the Immaculate Conception in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna Dec. 8, 2020. Vatican Media.

Immaculate Conception: Pope Francis Cancels Public Act of Veneration again Due to Pandemic

Nov 29, 2021

Last year, the pope made a surprise visit to pray alone at the Immaculate Conception statue.

Pope Francis delivers an Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square. Credit: Vatican Media.

The Immaculate Conception is "one of the wonders of the story of salvation": Pope Francis

Dec 8, 2020

The Immaculate Conception is “one of the wonders of the story of salvation,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Tuesday.

Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui, CAR, during Closing  Mass of Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Ngoukomba, Saturday, December 7, 2019 / ACI Africa

“Do justice to creation, it keeps shouting at us”: African Cardinal to Pilgrims in CAR

Dec 9, 2019

During the concluding Mass of the Annual National Pilgrimage in the Central African Republic (CAR) Saturday, December 7, the Archbishop of Bangui, Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga called on the congregation of close to 25,000 pilgrims to make every effort to care for creation and have a sense of responsibility in the example of Mary.

Statue of the Immaculate Conception in Rome's Piazza di Spagna Dec. 8, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

"You never stop loving your children": Pope Francis' Prayer for the Immaculate Conception

Dec 8, 2019

For the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Pope Francis Sunday venerated a statue of the Virgin Mary located in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna, reciting a prayer he wrote for the occasion.

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

Dec 8, 2019

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.