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Pope prays at St. Mary Major before trip to Armenia

June 24, 2016

On the eve of his apostolic journey to Armenia, Pope Francis visited the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and prayed before the image of the Salus Populi Romani, leaving a bouquet of flowers in the colors of the Armenian flag.

The Pope has made it his regular practice to pray before the image before and after each of his apostolic journeys.


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