Skip to content

Pope Francis gifts 6,000 rosaries, asks for prayers on name day

Free World Class Education
FREE Catholic Classes

Pope Francis celebrated the feast of his patron St. George '" Jorge in Spanish '" by giving away rosaries to 6,000 young people from Milan, asking them to pray for him through Mary's intercession.

Highlights

By (CNA/EWTN)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
4/23/2019 (1 year ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: Pope Francis, 6, 000 rosaries, prayers on name day

Vatican City, (CNA) - The rosaries came from World Youth Day in Panama and were given to the Milanese youth during a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Mario Delpini of Milan in St. Peter's Basilica Tuesday morning.

Papal spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said with this gesture Pope Francis "asked the young people to remember him in a special way in their prayer, particularly by entrusting him to the Virgin Mary."

The same group of young people will be present at the general audience April 24.

The feast of St. George is the "onomastico," or name day, of Pope Francis' baptismal name: Jorge Mario Bergoglio. The day, April 23, is an official holiday in the Vatican.

The 6,000 boys and girls who received rosaries are on pilgrimage in Rome. They are part of the Ambrosian rite, named for St. Ambrose, who led the diocese in the 4th century.

The Ambrosian rite is still celebrated throughout the Archdiocese of Milan.

For his name day in 2018, Pope Francis gave away around 3,000 gelatos to homeless served by Caritas soup kitchens and shelters around Rome.

The papal almoner's office, headed by Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, distributed the ice cream.

During the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in 2016, Francis marked St. George's feast day by hearing the confessions of 16 boys and girls in St. Peter's Square.
 

Face Mask with Cross BOGO 50% OFF

Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.


Shop Catholic - Buy One Get One 50% OFF

Mix and match any of these bestselling products and enjoy 50% off the second item!

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2020 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2020 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.

Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.