Pope Francis Blesses a Statue of Saint Rita of Cascia During his General Audience

 Statue of Saint Rita of Cascia

Statue of Saint Rita of Cascia

During his General Audience on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Pope Francis blessed a 19 foot statue of St. Rita of Cascia, offered by a group of Lebanese faithful to the Italian archdiocese of Spoleto-Norcia. It will be placed at the crossroads between the saint's birthplace, Roccaporena, and Cascia, where her relics are held. Pope Francis invited all during the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy to “reread her extraordinary human and spiritual experience as a sign of the power of God's mercy”.