- May 13, 2021
Pope Francis encouraged the faithful to say ”yes” to God, just like the Virgin Mary, in his message for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. “Hers is a full yes, without conditions,” he said. “We are experts in the ‘half-yes:’ we are good at pretending not to understand what God wants.”
Pope Francis today heads across Rome to put the traditional crown on the statue of the Virgin Mary in the Piazza di Spagna for the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a reminder not only of his personal devotion to Mary but a broad papal love affair across centuries.