Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pope Blesses New Statue of Maronite Saint for Outside Wall of St. Peter's Basilica

A lovely statue of St. Maron carved by a Spaniard in Italy, at Pietrasanta. A great honor to be present at the unveiling and blessing of this statue along with hundreds of Maronite pilgrims from Lebanon and across the globe. The blessing, oddly, was pronounced by the Holy Father in Italian (it would have been more fitting in Latin).