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Returning from Iraq, Pope offers prayers of thanks to Our Lady

March 08, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Returning to Rome on March 8 after a 4-day visit to Iraq, Pope Francis followed his usual practice by visiting the basilica of St. Mary Major to offer a prayer of thanksgiving before the icon of Maria Salus Populi Romani. The Pontiff placed a bouquet of flowers, brought from Iraq, before the beloved image.

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