Pope Francis today called all the faithful of the world to pray the “Our Father” next March 25 at noon, a gesture with which he wants to universalize prayer to fight the coronavirus pandemic, which in Italy has left more than 4,800 dead.
“In these days” when “Humanity trembles with the threat of the pandemic, I would like to propose to all Christians to unite their voices, ”said Francisco, moments after the Angelus prayer.
For this reason, he called all the faithful of the world to recite the “Our Father” next Wednesday, March 25 at noon.
Two days later, on Friday, March 27, he announced that he will preside at 18:00 local time (17:00 GMT) a moment of prayer in St. Peter’s Square.
“From now on, I invite everyone to participate spiritually through the media. We will listen to the Word of God, we will raise our supplication, we will adore the Blessed Sacrament, with which in the end I will give the Urbi et Orbi Blessing, to which the possibility of receiving the plenary indulgence will be attached, “he said.
“We want to respond to the virus pandemic with the prayer pandemic, compassion, tenderness. Let’s stay together, “he added.
Pope Francis offered his homily and prayed the Angelus from the Vatican Library Room and it was broadcast by live video, and then he leaned out the window of the apostolic palace to greet a totally empty St. Peter’s Square, as the Vatican has Forbidden to enter the faithful until April 3 as a preventive measure to avoid infection.
Last Friday, the Pope granted the plenary indulgence through the Apostolic Penitentiary to all the faithful affected by the disease of the coronavirus, family members, health workers and all those who care for them. EFE