Angelus: Pope repeats invitation to pray Rosary in October

By Lydia O'Kane

Following the recitation of the Marian Prayer on Sunday in St Peter’s Square, the Pope noted that the 7th of October is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, and he addressed a special greeting to the faithful gathered at the Shrine of Pompeii for the traditional prayer, presided over on this occasion by Cardinal Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria.

He also renewed his invitation to the faithful to “pray the Rosary every day in October, concluding with the antiphon “Under your protection” and the prayer to St Michael the Archangel, to repel the attacks of the devil who wants to divide the Church.”

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley in Scotland spoke to Vatican News about the importance of this Marian prayer at this time