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Pope Francis venerates icon of Salus Populi Romani after Mexico trip

Pope Francis brings a bouquet of flowers to the Marian Icon, Salus Populi Romani, located in the Archbasilica of St. Mary Major. - AFP

Pope Francis brings a bouquet of flowers to the Marian Icon, Salus Populi Romani, located in the Archbasilica of St. Mary Major. - AFP

18/02/2016 16:08

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis stopped at the Archbasilica of Saint Mary Major after arriving in Rome from Mexico on Thursday afternoon. His plane landed at Rome’s Ciampino Airport, and the Holy Father went by car to the Basilica, before returning to the Vatican.

During his brief visit to the Church, Pope Francis placed a bouquet of flowers in front of the Marian Icon, Salus Populi Romani. The Holy Father always venerates the icon before and after his international apostolic trips.

18/02/2016 16:08