Pope Francis on Saturday dedicated his opostolic trip to Brazil to our lady
Pope Francis attaches great importance to his first apostolic visit, outside Italy, which takes him to meet the youth of the world and the future of the Catholic Church. It is a journey he would not have undertaken with placing it in the caring hands of the blessed virgin Mary. It’s for this reason that on Saturday afternoon, the holy father visited the Roman Basilica dedicated to our lady, St. Mary Major, To ask the Virgin Mary for her protection. Pope Francis prayed for his apostolic visit to Brazil and for the young people gathered for the WYD in Rio De Janeiro, and for all the young people of the world, and for their families. Lydia O’Kane reports.