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On Feast of the Assumption, faithful asked to reflect on own humility
Mary is depicted in a stained-glass window at St. Mary Church in Manhasset, N.Y. The feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Aug. 15, celebrates Church doctrine that Mary was taken body and soul into heaven at the end of her life. CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz

Mary is depicted in a stained-glass window at St. Mary Church in Manhasset, N.Y. The feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Aug. 15, celebrates Church doctrine that Mary was taken body and soul into heaven at the end of her life. CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz

VATICAN CITY – In a week in which natural disasters, war and racial conflicts dominated the headlines, Pope Francis prayed that Mary would bring peace to a divided world.

After reciting the Angelus prayer on the feast of the Assumption, the Pope asked Mary to obtain "for everyone consolation and a future of serenity and harmony."

"To Mary, Queen of Peace – who we contemplate today in the glory of paradise – I entrust once again the anxieties and sorrows of the people who suffer in many parts of the world due to natural disasters, social tensions or conflicts," the Pope told thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square Aug. 15.

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