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Pope leaves Vatican, prays before famed icon, miraculous crucifix for pandemic’s end

March 16, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Leaving the Vatican for 90 minutes, Pope Francis walked to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, where he venerated the icon of the Salus Populi Romani (Salvation of the Roman People), and to the Church of San Marcello al Corso, the site of a crucifix associated with various miracles, including the cessation of a plague in 1522.

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