On April 16, 1996, a solemn ceremony was held at Marambio Base (WAP ARG-21), where the Military (Castrense) Bishop of the Argentine Republic in Solemn Pontifical, proceeded to bless and inaugurate the Oratory of the Base, placed under the dedication of the Blessed Virgin of Luján
In this chapel on October 23, 2014, a wooden chest with a glass lid was uncovered. It contains a rosary and the skullcap used by Pope Francis, along with a parchment framed with the blessing of the Holy Father to the Antarctic.
All of this, was brought from the Vatican, when the President of the Marambio Foundation had an audience with His Holiness in May 2014; act carried out at the Marambio Base, which is recorded in an act signed by the authorities present.
More information, copy of the documents and photographs, at: www.marambio.aq/oratoriomarambio.html
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