The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an official dogma of the Roman Catholic Church affirming that the mother of Jesus never actually experienced physical death, and instead entered into Heaven in bodily form accompanied by a host of angels.
This doctrine was defined by
Pope Pius XII
on November 1, 1950, in his Apostolic Constitution,
The feast day recognizing Mary's passage into Heaven is celebrated on August 15th as The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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