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Pope asks Romans to join him in prayer on holiday dedicated to Mary

Pope asks Romans to join him in prayer on holiday dedicated to Mary
Pope asks Romans to join him in prayer on holiday dedicated to Mary

Pope Benedict XVI asked Roman Catholic faithful to join him in prayer Friday when he makes a traditional visit to the Spanish Steps on a holiday dedicated to Mary.

Benedict will place flowers at the foot of a statue dedicated to Mary and deliver a speech on the Immaculate Conception holiday, which also marks the beginning of the Christmas season in Rome.

"Let us look at Mary who shines like a sign of sure hope and consolation," Benedict told pilgrims and tourists gathered under his apartment window in St. Peter's Square at midday, reports AP.

"With this awareness I invite you to unite yourselves with me when in the afternoon I will renew the traditional act of homage to this sweet Mother," the pope said.

Christmas preparations have already begun at the Vatican, with work under way to set up the larger than life Nativity scene at the center of St. Peter's Square. Vatican workers will then place a Christmas tree, due to arrive next week from the southern Italian region of Calabria, next to the scene.

The answer to the question of Russia's retaliation to USA's sanctions is becoming clear. It goes about the bill that Russian MPs have been working on lately. It has become known how exactly Russia may response. To be more precise, it goes about two issues - limiting cooperation in outer space and stopping the supplies of Russian spare parts for Boeing

USA knows: If Russia responds to sanctions, she may fall into a toilet

The answer to the question of Russia's retaliation to USA's sanctions is becoming clear. It goes about the bill that Russian MPs have been working on lately. It has become known how exactly Russia may response. To be more precise, it goes about two issues - limiting cooperation in outer space and stopping the supplies of Russian spare parts for Boeing

USA knows: If Russia responds to sanctions, she may fall into a toilet

The two Russian clubs involved in the Europa League this season top their groups. Lokomotiv Moskva leads group F after a 1-1 draw away at Sheriff, and Zenit Saint Petersburg leads group L, winning easily at home 3-1 against Rosenborg.

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