Pope Francis sits in prayer before the Marian icon the Basilica of St. Mary Major, Rome, on August 5 the feast of the basilica's dedication. The pope "entrusted to the Blessed Mother many situations of suffering that he has at heart, including that of Lebanon" following explosions Aug. 4 in Beirut. Photo: CNS /Vatican Media
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