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Future Pope frequently offered Mass at chapel near bus stop

Catholic World News - March 21, 2013

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio often celebrated Mass at a small chapel near a Buenos Aires bus stop “even though he had a private [chapel] which was much more comfortable,” according to a L’Osservatore Romano report.

“He went there because it was in the middle of the people,” the report continued. “It was the chapel near the stop for the 126 bus which he took every morning,” a chapel he visited “in order to pray at the foot of the small statue of Our Lady of Luján, which Cardinal Bergoglio himself had asked to be placed there on high.”

Our Lady of Luján is patroness of Argentina, and her 16th-century image is venerated in an Argentine basilica.

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