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Pope prays for repose of souls of predecessors

November 03, 2016

As is customary on All Souls’ Day, Pope Francis made an evening visit to the Vatican Grottoes to pray privately for the repose of the souls of his predecessors and all the departed.

Located beneath St. Peter’s Basilica, the Grottoes are the site of the tombs of various popes, prelates, and monarchs.


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