Friday, July 05, 2013

Benedict XVI joins Pope Francis in consecrating Vatican to St Michael Archangel and St. Joseph

(Vatican Radio) To the joy of Vatican City State workers this morning, Pope Francis was joined by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI in the gardens for a ceremony during which the Holy Father blessed a statue of St Michael Archangel, at the same time consecrating the Vatican to the Archangel’s protection.

Following a brief ceremony, Pope Francis addressed those present noting how St. Michael defends the People of God from its enemy par excellence, the devil. He said even if the devil attempts to disfigure the face of the Archangel and thus the face of humanity, St Michael wins, because God acts in him and is stronger.

Pope Francis also entrusted the Vatican to the protection of St. Joseph, praying that he will strengthen and safeguard all who work within the City State.

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