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Francis sat alone in prayerful silence with the miraculous image of the Virgin after celebrating Mass

The Pope words during Mass at the basilica and shrine in Mexico City

Live coverage of Pope Francis celebrating Mass in Mexico City

‘Let us pass through the Holy Door of Mercy knowing the Virgin Mary is at our side,’ the Pope said

The Pope led prayers in the Piazza di Spagna on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The Virgin Mary is the only woman in creation worthy of carrying Our Lord

The Holy Father is never afraid to show that he defers to Our Lady

Please support the Dominicans as they approach this milestone in their history

We need to get beyond the idea that the rosary is just for extremely pious Catholics

The refurbished Lady Chapel at Corpus Christi, near Covent Garden, reminds us that devotion to the Blessed Virgin is a central part of English Catholicism