Pope will forego December 8 tradition, substitute private devotion
November 30, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis will not make a traditional visit to the Spanish Steps, to honor a statue of the Virgin Mary on the feast of her Immaculate Conception, the Vatican has announced. Since 1857, the Pontiff has traveled across Rome for the holy day, usually attracting a large crowd. This year the event will be cancelled “to avoid all risk of contagion,” the Vatican said. Instead the Pope will make a private act of devotion, entrusting Rome and the world to the care of the Blessed Mother.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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