Pope at Mass in Mauritius: Be a youthful, joyful, missionary Church
Pope Francis carries St John Paul II’s crozier at Mass, 30 years later (Vatican Media)
Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass at the Mary Queen of Peace Monument in Port Louis. In his homily he describes the Beatitudes as “a Christian’s identity card”.
Around 100,000 people attended the Pope’s Mass in Port Louis. That’s roughly 10% of the entire population of Mauritius.
A symbolic location
The Mass was celebrated at the Monument of Our Lady, on the slopes of a mountain overlooking the city. The Monument was inaugurated on the Feast of the Assumption in 1940, and was dedicated to Mary Queen of Peace in