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Urbi et Orbi

Urbi et Orbi

Pope leads prayers for the end of the COVID-19 virus

The Daughters of Charity joined the millions of people around the world who listened to Pope Francis online, on television and radio, as he led prayers for the  end of the COVID-19 virus on a rainy Friday evening, from the steps of St Peter's Basilica. An ancient crucifix usually kept in the church of San Marcello and the icon of Mary Salus Populi Romani from the Basilica of St Mary Major, were brought to St Peter's for the prayers . As the evening sky darkened the Blessed Sacrament was brought to a special altar for Adoration, and the Holy Father imparted his Apostolic Blessing, offering everyone watching the opportunity to receive a plenary indulgence.But first, Pope Francis gave a meditation on the crisis facing the world, reflecting on the calming of the storm, from the Gospel of Mark Click here to read the MEDITATION  or to view the ETWN videSource: Vatican Media