Q. What papal honors have been granted Our Lady of Guadalupe?
A. Pope Benedict XIV in 1754 proclaimed Our Lady of Guadalupe patroness of what was then called New Spain (Spanish Central and North America), and approved liturgical texts for the Mass and Breviary in her honor.
Pope Leo XIII granted new liturgical texts in 1891 and authorized in 1887 the canonical coronation of her image, which took place in 1895.
Pope St. Pius X declared her patroness of Latin America in 1910, and Pope Pius XI proclaimed her the “Heavenly Patroness of the Philippines” in 1935.
Pope Pius XII in 1942 declared Our Lady, under the title “the Immaculate Conception,” to be the “Prin