We Are All Romans

As is his custom, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, stopped into the Basilica of Saint Mary in Rome both before and after his Apostolic Journey to Bangladesh and Myanmar. The Pontiff goes to the image of Our Lady under the title of Salus Populi Romani (The Health {or Protection} of the Roman People) to offer a prayer of petition and thanksgiving. Handing over all things to the Lord Jesus, under the patronage of His Blessed Mother, is a hallmark of all Catholics, but Francis seems to have a particular devotion to Mary.