Pope Crowns Our Lady of the Gate
Pope Francis declared – and crowned — the Immaculate Virgin of the Gate of Otuzco: Our Lady of the Gate, “Mother of Mercy and Hope”.
The joyful event came as Pope Francis assured the people of Peru that Mary is a mother who does not abandon her children in remarks at the Marian Celebration – Virgen De La Puerta in Plaza de Armas, January 20, 2018, in Trujillo.
“She is a mother who knows the heart of her Peruvian children from the north and from so many other places,” the Holy Father stressed. “She has seen your tears, your laughter, your desires.