Mary’s faith is ‘journey, prophecy, and compassion,’ Pope preaches at final Mass in Slovakia
September 16, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: On September 15, the final day of the 34th apostolic journey of his pontificate, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows in Sastin.
Following a prayer of entrustment to Our Lady with Slovakia’s bishops, Pope Francis presided at an outdoor Mass (video). “May Mary Most Holy obtain for you the grace of a faith that ever sets out anew, is deeply prophetic and abounds in compassion,” he said at the conclusion of his homily.
Following a farewell ceremony (video), the Pope returned to Rome and prayed at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. During his in-flight press conference, he discussed abortion and Catholic politicians who support it.
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