The darksome atmosphere is as a prison to the demons until the judgment day. They carry fire of hell with them wherever they go. The devils besought the Lord not to cast them into the abyss; for they asked for this, deeming it to be a punishment for them to be cast out of a place where they could injure men. Hence it is stated,They besought Him that He would not expel them out of the country. St Thomas Aquinas

In the year 1864, Lucifer together with a large number of demons will be unloosed from hell Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)

The demons of the air together with the Antichrist will perform great wonders on earth and in the atmosphere, and men will become more and more perverted. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)

For the time has come when the most astonishing wonders will take place on the earth and in the air. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)

The Pope prays at Saint Mary Major for his trip to Asia

Pope Francis entrusts the Virgin Mary with his apostolic journey that from Tuesday until 26th November will take him to Thailand and Japan.

On the eve of his 32nd apostolic journey to Asia, Pope Francis went this Tuesday morning to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome to pray before the image of Our Lady Salus Populi Romani. Pope Francis has visited the Basilica many times. The first time was the day after his election as Pope, on March 14, 2013. As has become customary, the Pope visits St. Mary Major before and after his trips abroad.

Homage to Our Lady

Each time he visits, the Pope lays a bouquet of flowers and prays in front of the image of Salus populi romani (Salvation of the Roman people), inside the Borghese chapel in the basilica. In the image of the Virgin Mary with the Child in her arms, the Pope sees the faith of God's people who for centuries have clung to the Virgin Mary in times of need, and to implore a sign of grace from heaven, because "what is impossible for men is not impossible for God.”

The image of the Salus populi Romani dear to the Popes and the Jesuits

The sacred image has always been dear to the Jesuits (Saint Ignatius celebrated his first Mass in St Mary Major) Pius XII paid her homage when he proclaimed the dogma of the Assumption in 1950. The image was displayed at Tor Vergata, in August 2000, on the occasion of World Youth Day and on that occasion Pope John Paul II wanted to entrust it to the young people together with the cross "so that it remains visibly evident that Mary is a most powerful Mother who leads us to Christ". It was John Paul II himself, from the beginning of his pontificate, who wanted a lamp to burn day and night under the image of Salus, as a witness to his great devotion to Our Lady. Source

Update of Pope’s visit to Thailand and Japan

The Holy See Press Office on Monday published an updated version of Pope Francis’ itinerary for his Apostolic Visit to Thailand and Japan in November. The Pope departs from Rome on 19 November; after 3 full days in Thailand he travels to Japan for the second leg of his visit. He is scheduled to return to the Vatican on 26 November.

This is the full programme:

Tuesday, 19 November 2019


19:00 Departure by plane from Rome Fiumicino Airport for Bangkok

Wednesday, 20 November 2019


12:30 Arrival at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok

Official welcome at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok

Thursday, 21 November 2019


9.00 Welcome Ceremony in the Government House courtyard 
9.15 Meeting with the Prime Minister in the "Inner Ivory Room" of the Government House 
9.30 Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in the "Inner Santi Maitri" Hall of the Government House
10.00 Visit to the Supreme Buddhist Patriarch at Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Temple
11.15 Meeting with the medical staff of St. Louis Hospital 
12.00 Private visit to infirm and disabled people at St. Louis Hospital Lunch at the Apostolic Nunciature Lunch at the Apostolic Nunciature 
17.00 Private visit to His Majesty the King Maha Vajiralongkorn "Rama X" at Amphorn Royal Palace 
18.00 Holy Mass in the National Stadium 

Friday, 22 November 2019 


10.00 Meeting with Priests, Religious, Seminarians and Catechists in St Peter’s Parish 
11.00 Meeting with the Bishops of Thailand and FABC at the Blessed Nicholas Boonkerd Kitbamrung Shrine 
11.50 Private meeting with the Members of the Society of Jesus in a hall close to the Shrine Lunch at the Apostolic Nunciature 
15.20 Meeting with the Leaders of the Christian denominations and Other Religions at Chulalongkorn University 
17.00 Holy Mass with Young People in the Cathedral of the Assumption

Saturday, 23 November 2019 


9.15 Farewell Ceremony at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok 
9:30 Departure by plane for Tokyo 
17:40 Arrival at Tokyo-Haneda Airport 
17.40 Welcome Ceremony at Tokyo-Haneda Airporta 
18.30 Meeting with the Bishops at the Apostolic Nunciature 

Sunday, 24 November 2019 


7:00 Departure by plane for Nagasaki 
9:20 Arrival at Nagasaki Airport 
10.15 Message on nuclear weapons at the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park 
10.45 Tribute to the Martyr Saints at the Martyrs’ Monument - Nishizaka Hill Lunch at the Bishop’s House 
14.00 Holy Mass in the Baseball Stadium 
16:35 Departure by plane for Hiroshima 
17:45 Arrival at Hiroshima Airport 
18.40 Meeting for peace at the Peace Memorial 
20:25 Departure by plane for Tokyo 
22:10 Arrival at Tokyo-Haneda Airport Monday, 

25 November 2019 


10.00 Meeting with the victims of Triple Disaster at "Bellesalle Hanzomon" Private visit to Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace 
11.45 Meeting with Young People at the Cathedral of Holy Mary Lunch with the Papal Delegation at the Nunciature 
16.00 Holy Mass in the Tokyo Dome Meeting with the Prime Minister at Kantei Meeting with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps at Kantei 

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 


07.45 Private Holy Mass with the Members of the Society of Jesus in the Chapel of Kulturzentrum of Sophia University Breakfast and private meeting with the Collegium Maximum at Sophia University 09.40 Visit to the elderly and infirm priests at Sophia University 
10.00 Visit to Sophia University 
11.20 Farewell Ceremony at Tokyo-Haneda Airport 
11:35 Departure by plane for Rome/Fiumicino 
17:15 Arrival at Rome/Fiumicino Airport