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Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

< style> February 11, 2017. Pope Francis has asked Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), to go to Medjugorje as Special Envoy of the Holy See. According< g> the Vatican, "the mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there in pilgrimage, and on the basis of this, to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future”.

Pope will celebrate Mass to mark the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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The first Latin American Pope will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, with a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. 

ARCH. JORGE PATRON-WONG
Secretary for Seminarians, Congregation for the Clergy
"The actual image we have of Our Lady is one that wasn't done by mankind, but rather it was painted by God Himself. It miraculously appeared on the cloak of St. Juan Diego.”

Nearly 600 priests will concelebrate the Mass along with Pope Francis, most of them are from Latin America. Others will come from the U,S and even Philippines, since our Lady is also the patroness of that country. 

Pope Francis is not the first Pope to have a strong devotion towards Our Lady. John Paul II would pray to her quite often.

ARCH. JORGE PATRON-WONG
Secretary for Seminarians, Congregation for the Clergy
"While visiting Mexico, St. John Paul II dedicated his pontificate to Our Lady. After visiting Her shrine and offering his pontificate to her, he began a missionary journey. He traveled all over the world, visiting all continents and every corner.” 

Roughly 20 million pilgrims visit  Mexico's Sanctuary of Guadalupe every year, making it one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in the world.

On December 12, St. Peter's Basilica will resemble this very Sanctuary, honoring the uniting spirit of Our Lady. 


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