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Thursday, February 18, 2016
#PopeFrancis arrives safely back at #Vatican and Thanks Our Lady for Successful trip to Mexico
Pope Francis brings a bouquet of flowers to the Marian Icon, Salus Populi Romani, located in the Archbasilica of St. Mary Major. - AFP
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis stopped at the Archbasilica of Saint Mary Major after arriving in Rome from Mexico on Thursday afternoon. His plane landed at Rome’s Ciampino Airport, and the Holy Father went by car to the Basilica, before returning to the Vatican.
During his brief visit to the Church, Pope Francis placed a bouquet of flowers in front of the Marian Icon, Salus Populi Romani. The Holy Father always venerates the icon before and after his international apostolic trips.