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Pope prays for Rome, recalls Ratisbonne’s conversion in traditional homage to Immaculate Mary

December 11, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Following a custom that dates back several decades, Pope Francis left the Vatican on December 8 and traveled to the Piazza di Spagna in Rome, where he offered an act of veneration to the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Column of the Immaculate Conception (video). During his remarks, the Pope recalled the 175th anniversary of the conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne, who later was ordained and founded a religious community devoted to the conversion of Jews.

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