Source: Vatican News
This Thursday 14 May, believers around the world will join - whether through prayer, fasting or by performing acts of charity - to pray for an end to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking before the Regina Coeli on 3 May, Pope Francis said "since prayer is a universal value, I have accepted the proposal of the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity for believers of all religions to unite spiritually this 14 May for a day of prayer, fasting, and works of charity, to implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus pandemic. Remember: 14 May, all believers together, believers of different traditions, to pray, fast, and perform works of charity".
In the video below, from Vatican News, brothers and sisters around the world who are being affected by the world-wide pandemic speak out in in a chorus of hope.
"Prayer is our greatest weapon against the virus."
"What will we remember from this time? The things that unite us."
"Let us pray to feel like Church, family, and to defeat the pandemic."
"Let us pray so as to love neighbour".
"In the face of the coronavirus, we cannot be demoralised."
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