The twentieth century witnessed the proclamation of the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Catholic Church in 1950, and a resurgence of apparitions of the Blessed Virgin on all continents. It is also the century of the first Slavic pope whose reign turned out to be the longest in history. John Paul II chose the famous De Montfort motto of "Totus tuus" or “All yours, Mary.” On October 8, 2000, with over 1,500 cardinals and bishops, the Holy Father entrusted the world and the New Millennium to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Mary is known and honored all over the world, in all cultures, in the twentieth century. Great writers and poets, both religious and secular, have praised the Blessed Virgin all over the world.