Updates from Pope Francis

  • The Holy See has granted an indulgence to all those suffering from COVID-19 and those who pray or care for them. See this article from Vatican News with all the details and a full explanation of indulgences. See also the official decree from the Apostolic Penitentiary.
  • The Holy Father has called all Christians to pray the “Our Father” at 7 AM (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord.
  • The Holy Father will give an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing at 6:00 PM Rome time (11:00 PM Eastern) on Friday, March 27, 2020. Keep checking Vatican News for details on the live broadcast.

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