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Pope Francis has appointed Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa to replace Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem

For some reason, Mary is often a stumbling block for those outside the Church.

‘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

Francis has a particular devotion to Mary as rescuer of marriages

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 is said to have survived a blaze at the El Goloso base near Madrid last month

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