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Francis has a particular devotion to Mary as rescuer of marriages

Illness always places human existence in crisis and brings with it questions that dig deep, the Pope wrote in his message (CNS)

The Vatican has released Pope Francis’s message for the World Day of the Sick 2016

Statue of Mary at Medjugorje

Medjugorje reportedly sees a decline in pilgrims after the Pope says a ruling on the apparitions is imminent

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes (Pic by @JMZavalaOficial)

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes is said to have survived a blaze at the El Goloso base near Madrid last month

Jamestown, Virginia: crosses mark the burial places of four of the earliest settler leaders, including Captain Gabriel Archer (Photo: AP)

A reliquary found in Jamestown, Virginia, gives a Catholic foundation to a country so often thought of as Protestant

The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Lady Chapel at Corpus Christi

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

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis discussed pizza, football and his daily routine in an interview with an Argentine newspaper

Pope Francis uses incense as he venerates the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Why Our Lady loves the number 13

98 years ago today, Our Lady appeared to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco for the first time

A statue of the Virgin Mary (CNS)

Bishops say Marian emails and texts circulated in Ivory Coast may disturb public order

Pope Francis venerates the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter’s Basilica marking feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe