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Pope visits St Mary Major on his return from Sweden

Pope Francis carries a bouquet to lay at the altar of Our Lady, "Salus populi Romani". On his return from Sweden, the Holy Father visited the Papal Basilica of St Mary Major.  - AFP

Pope Francis carries a bouquet to lay at the altar of Our Lady, "Salus populi Romani". On his return from Sweden, the Holy Father visited the Papal Basilica of St Mary Major. - AFP

02/11/2016 11:12

(Vatican Radio) On his return from his Apostolic Voyage to Sweden, Pope Francis visited Saint Mary Major, where he gave thanks to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of the Salus populi Romani, for the successful outcome of his journey.

The Papal Basilica of St Mary Major is the largest church in the world dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Pope Francis has made it his custom to visit the Basilica before and after his travels to various parts of the world. 

02/11/2016 11:12