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Pope to consecrate Russia to Virgin Mary inspired by century-old Fatima prophecy

Pope Francis announced Tuesday that he will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, fulfilling a 1917 vision purportedly revealed to Portuguese children that such a blessing would usher in a period of world peace. The consecration will take place on March 25 and will be done...
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Caught on video: Man attempts to steal Virgin Mary statue from Queens church

NEW YORK - A suspect was caught on video attempting to steal a statue from a church in Queens. It happened Sunday morning at St. Gerard Majella church in Hollis. Surveillance video shows the man entering a gated area in front of the church. He can then be seen reaching over a fence, and hoisting the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the lawn and onto his shoulder. He walked a few steps before being spotted by a neighbor, the Brooklyn Diocese said. The suspect then tossed the statue back into the rectory garden and took off. The statue was not damaged. "Sunday morning,...
The Staten Island Advance

Dear Virgin Mary: We need another visit | From the editor

Really? Did a former United States president who shall go nameless really say Vladimir Putin is “very savvy” and his plan “genius” in how Moscow’s madman orchestrated his unprovoked and barbaric attack on Ukraine?. The attack where he no doubt thought Russian troops would barrel...
News 5 Cleveland WEWS

Virgin Mary statue stolen from Slavic Village church

A church in Cleveland was the target of a theft this past weekend, but was stolen is a bit unusual—whoever the person or persons were made off with a large statue of the Virgin Mary that has graced the church grounds for more than half a century.
WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

Virgin Mary statue stolen from Cleveland church

CLEVELAND (WJW) – A Virgin Mary statue that’s belonged to the St John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Cleveland for decades has been stolen. The statue has been on parish grounds on Independence Road for over 60 years. According to Father Robert Jasany, the statue went missing over the weekend, which left him deeply saddened. “We are […]
Akron Leader Publications

Balloon launch honors group’s Virgin Mary celebration

WEST AKRON — The Legion of Mary, Our Lady of Humility and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Praesidia hosted a birthday party for the Blessed Virgin Mary Sept. 12. This year’s expanded party included food, games, prizes and crafts, in addition to praying the rosary and a “Balloon Rosary” launch, as pictured above. The launch included 68 balloons representing the rosary and crucifix, shown below left.
Fulton Sun

Virgin Mary statue now adorns new Catholic Charities building

The new home for Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, nearing completion at 1015 Edmonds St., needed something to identify it. Administrators and board members of the nonprofit decided to search some of the artifacts in storage at St. Mary's Hospital. As soon as they laid eyes on the...
Midland Reporter-Telegram

Exhibit featuring Virgin Mary artworks and movie under the stars at ENAM

“Ave Maria: The Many Visions of the Madonna” opens Tuesday at the Ellen Noel Art Museum. The exhibition focuses on the early days of the church, artists and sculptors that have been creating paintings, frescoes, mosaics, statues and sculptors of the Madonna and Virgin Mary in all her forms. Her...
New York Post

Virgin Mary statue lit on fire outside NYC church

A vandal set fire to a statue of the Virgin Mary outside a Catholic Church in the Bronx, cops said. The arson occurred outside the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mary Catholic Church in Melrose around 6 p.m. Sunday, according to police. A forgiving parish priest who answered the phone...

Woman sought after Virgin Mary statue set fire outside Bronx church: report

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A woman was caught on tape Sunday setting fire to a Virgin Mary statue outside of a Bronx church. The unidentified woman launched "a fiery object" at the statue outside the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mary Catholic Church around 6 p.m. Sunday, according to WABC 7.