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May 18, 2011 - PERTH, Australia (CNS)—Toowoomba Bishop William Morris was asked to resign six times by three Vatican congregations and Pope Benedict XVI before the pontiff finally insisted that he leave office May 2, said documents obtained by The Record, Perth archdiocesan newspaper.
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Pilgrims carry statue of Mary at Vatican
CNS photo/Paul Haring: A giant image of Pope John Paul II is seen as pilgrims carry a statue of Our Lady of Fatima as they leave after attending Pope Benedict XVI's May 11 general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
In his address, Pope Benedict urged the faithful to pray the rosary during the month of May, which is dedicated to Mary. May 13 was the 94th anniversary of Mary’s first appearance to Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin, Lucia dos Santo in the village of Fatima, Portugal.
Mary urged prayer—particularly daily praying of the rosary—penance and conversion.
On May 13 Ignatius Press launched a website, www.FatimaForToday.com, devoted to Our Lady of Fatima and available resources for anyone interested in exploring the mysteries and blessings of Fatima.