This evening, Friday 27th March, Pope Francis will preside over a time of universal prayer for an end to the Pandemic.
The ceremony will consist in readings from the Scriptures, prayers of supplication, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and will conclude with Pope Francis giving the Urbi et Orbi blessing, with the possibility of gaining a plenary indulgence for all those who listen to it live through the various media. The blessing is normally only given on Christmas and Easter.
UPDATE. 2 April 2020 - Watch Pope's special Urbi et Orbi blessing - full text + video link: www.indcatholicnews.com/news/39230
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