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Pope Francis: Mothers' Day greetings at Regina coeli

Pope Francis delivers the Regina Coeli noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 10, 2016 - AP

Pope Francis delivers the Regina Coeli noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 10, 2016 - AP

08/05/2016 12:32

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis wished mothers all over the globe a happy day on Sunday, Mothers’ Day in many places around the world.

Speaking to pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square, with whom he had just prayed the traditional Marian devotion at Eastertide, the Regina coeli, Pope Francis said, “Let us remember with gratitude and affection all mothers,” departing from his prepared text to add, “those, our mothers, who are here with us in the Square, [those] who are still with us [on earth], and those who have gone to heaven, and we entrust them to Mary, Mother of Jesus.”

The Holy Father then led the faithful in an impromptu recitation of the Hail Mary especially for mothers.

08/05/2016 12:32