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Speech on the 450th Anniversary of the Victory of Lepanto

On October 7 2021, on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the battle of Lepanto, the Roman Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Maestro Mons. Pablo Colino, performed in Rome, in the church of Saint Ignatius, a celebratory concert dedicated to Mary Most Holy. St. Pius V. The Holy Rosary. Professor Roberto de Mattei, president of the Lepanto Foundation, spoke the words presented here.

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Remembering the Battle of Lepanto: 450 Years Ago

Our world today would look very different if not for Our Lady of Victory’s miracle at Lepanto 450 years ago this October. On Aug. 2, 1571, at Famagusta — the besieged and last remaining Christian outpost on the island of Cyprus — Marcantonio Bragadin and Astorre Baglioni, two Venetian commanders, surrendered to the Ottoman Turk commander, Lala Mustafa Pasha.