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Pope Francis Entrusts to Mary ‘Mediterranean Encounter’ With Youth and Bishops

Daniel Ibáñez
Pope Francis entrusts a meeting of Mediterranean bishops and youth to the Virgin Mary during the first appointment of a two-day trip to Marseille, France, Sept. 22. The model ships hanging in Marseille’s Basilica de Notre-Dame de la Garde are a testament to the faith of the sailors who have relied on the intercession of Our Lady over the centuries.

Some 120 young people of various creeds will gather with bishops from 30 countries, plus the Pope.