Pope Francis leads Marian vigil for Roman youth

Posted April 8, 2017 7:42 pm by Editor

Pope Francis leads Marian vigil for Roman youth

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis presided over a prayer vigil in the Basilica of St. Mary Major on Saturday evening, to open the diocesan celebration of World Youth Day, which this year is being marked in dioceses all throughout the world on Palm Sunday.
The Rome diocese has chosen a special Marian theme for its world World Youth Day celebrations this year – celebrations that are also the official opening of preparations for the 2018 Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which is focused on young people, discernment, and vocational accompaniment.
The website of the Rome diocese explains that the desire of

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