Pope visits Knots Grotto made in his honor EARLIER: Song dedicated to now-famous grotto

Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop at the Mary, Undoer of Knots Grotto in front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

He was greeted by Sister Mary Scullion of Project Home and volunteers.

“Oh my God,” Scullion said, overwhelmed with emotion. “I am so happy for all of us.”

The pope’s visit lasted minutes.

As he approached the entrance to the grotto, Scullion’s friends pushed her through the security line of secret service and police. She stepped forward and hugged the pope.

The pope asked for her prayers she said.

“This meant the world to us, said Scullion. “Especially to the people whose knots he blessed.”
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By: Mari Schaefer and Daniel Rubin SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015