Candlelight Rosary Procession in St. Peter’s Square Kickstarts Month Dedicated to Mary

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Hundreds of people spent Saturday evening on May 6 in St. Peter’s Square honoring Mary in a candlelight rosary procession. 

The event was an initiative of St. Peter’s Basilica to celebrate the Church’s special Marian devotion during the month of May. Rosary processions will be held every Saturday of the month. 

The first procession was led by Archbishop Vittorio Francesco Viola, Secretary of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. 

Next week, the procession will be presided over by Cardinal Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, President of the Governorate of the Vatican City State.