In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Pope Francis invites Catholics around the world to participate remotely in a prayer service that will be streamed live from Saint Peters Square to https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html on Friday, March 27th.
Pope Francis will give the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi Blessing with the opportunity for participants to receive a plenary indulgence. The Urbi et Orbi, meaning “to the City and the World,” is a blessing usually delivered by the Holy Father at Christmas and Easter.
Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez encourages faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to join the Holy Father spiritually at 1:00 p.m., and to continue praying for sick, suffering, and their caregivers as well as government and health officials in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Editor’s Note: For comprehensive information about the pastoral and temporal response of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit http://archphila.org/covid19/.
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