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FATIMA STATUE RETURNED TO PORTUGAL AFTER ROME CEREMONY

VATICAN, (CWNews.com) -- The famous statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which had been brought to Rome for the Jubilee for bishops and the prayer entrusting the world to Mary's care, began a return trip to Portugal on October 9. 
Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican Secretary of State, presided at a formal ceremony before the statute was taken back to the airport in Rome for the return flight.  
After the formal ceremony of October 8, at which Pope John Paul II led 1,500 bishops in praying before the statue for Mary's protection, the Fatima statue was taken inside St. Peter's Basilica, then returned to the Square for the recitation of the Rosary in the evening. During the Holy Year, the Rosary is prayed in St. Peter's Square every evening; for this occasion, Pope John Paul II led the prayer. 

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