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Pope Francis Consecrates War-Torn World to Virgin Mary in Eucharistic Prayer Vigil

Courtney Mares
Pope Francis invokes the Virgin Mary as Queen of Peace and Mother of Mercy at a prayer vigil for peace in St. Peter’s Basilica, Friday, Oct. 27.

The prayer was the culmination of a worldwide day of fasting, prayer, and penance for peace in the world called for by the Pope amid the escalating war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.