This dramatic image of Mary is entitled Queen of Peace, in Latin Regina Pacis. It is in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, and it was placed there by Pope Benedict XV, when World War I was devastating Europe.
In the statue, Mary holds her hand out to ward off the evil of war while the child Jesus offers peace to the nations. The truth is that peace and Christ go hand-in-hand: we will not have peace unless we accept Him as Lord. +
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