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Immaculate Conception

Pope Francis prays in front of the statue of the Virgin Mary during the annual feast of the Immaculate Conception at Piazza di Spagna in Rome

Pope Francis prays in front of the statue of the Virgin Mary during the annual feast of the Immaculate Conception at Piazza di Spagna in Rome

Pope Francis celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

08/12/2017 16:16

Pope Francis left the Vatican on Friday afternoon, headed for Rome’s central Piazza di Spagna in order to pay homage to the statue of the Immaculate Conception there

Pope Francis prays in front of the statue of the Virgin Mary during the annual feast of the Immaculate Conception at Piazza di Spagna in Rome

Pope Francis prays in front of the statue of the Virgin Mary during the annual feast of the Immaculate Conception at Piazza di Spagna in Rome

Pope Francis' prayer to Mary on the Immaculate Conception

08/12/2017 16:00

Pope Francis made his annual visit to Rome's Spanish Square on Friday to pray at the foot of the column and statue of the Immaculate Conception, during which he implored God through Mary for a remedy to the "viruses of our times"

 

Pope Francis prays during the Immaculate Conception celebration in Piazza di Spagna in Rome, flanked by Rome's mayor, Virginia Raggi (R)

Pope Francis prays during the Immaculate Conception celebration in Piazza di Spagna in Rome, flanked by Rome's mayor, Virginia Raggi (R)

Pope makes traditional visit to Immaculate Conception statue in Rome

08/12/2016 16:47

Pope Francis visited the Piazza di Spagna in Rome on Thursday for the celebration of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, where he laid a bouquet of white roses near the Column of the Immaculate Conception and prayed especially for families and for workers

Pope Francis greets pilgrims on Thursday for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims on Thursday for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

Pope Francis on Immaculate Conception: God awaits our 'yes'

08/12/2016 12:27

Pope Francis before the Angelus for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception encouraged Christians to give their “Yes” to God, which allows the Lord to create for us a “new story,” as opposed to sin, which makes us “old inside.”

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and the Solemn Inauguration of the Jubilee

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and the Solemn Inauguration of the Jubilee.

Pope Francis: Homily for Inauguration of the Jubilee

08/12/2015 10:06

On Tuesday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis solemnly inaugurated the Jubilee Year of Mercy with the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

 

Pope Francis prays to Our Lady at Piazza di Spagna

Pope Francis prays to Our Lady at Piazza di Spagna

Prayers to Mary on the feast of the Immaculate Conception

08/12/2014 17:58

Pope Francis on the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Monday prayed to Our Lady at Piazza di Spagna in Rome, asking her to invoke her maternal protection "for us, our families, this city and the whole world."

 

Pope Francis at Rome's Piazza di Spagna on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Pope Francis at Rome's Piazza di Spagna on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Pope Francis pays homage to Our Lady at Piazza di Spagna

08/12/2014 17:07

On this the feast day of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis travelled to Piazza di Spagna in the centre of Rome this afternoon to renew the traditional act of homage and prayer at the foot of the monument to Our Lady.