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Pope's favorite Madonna icon in Rome gets face-lift

January 24, 2018 5:31 PM
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ROME – Pope Francis' favorite icon of the Madonna in Rome has gotten a face-lift.

The Vatican on Wednesday unveiled photos of the restored Salus populi Romani, the Byzantine-style painting on wood located inside the St. Mary Major Basilica. The icon, revered by Romans, will be displayed to the public Sunday, when Francis celebrates a special Mass at the basilica.

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