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Pope Francis & San Nicolas Argentina



We know that Pope Francis has a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. One of the first things he did when elected Pope was to visit the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome.  And as recently as September 22nd, he visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria on the island of Sardinia.  It is from this shrine that the city of Buenos Aires took its name.

So we wonder if he will mention another Marian Shrine:  Our Lady of the Rosary of San Nicolas, located in Argentina.  The celebration of the Feast Day will take place there on September 25th. It is the 30th anniversary of the day that the Blessed Mother appeared to a local woman,  

The anniversary celebrations attract up to 100,000 pilgrims to the site.  We are not sure, but would suspect that Cardinal Bergoglio, before he became Pope Francis, possibly visited this shrine on more than one occasion when he was Bishop of Buenos Aires.

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