A universal prayer to eradicate the pandemic. Today, March 25 at 12 pm, Pope Francis has planned to say the Lord’s Prayer together with Christians of all denominations. The day after tomorrow, Friday, March 27, at 6 pm, the Pope will hold the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the churchyard of St. Peter’s Basilica and will give the Urbi et Orbi blessing.
These are two important spiritual events the Pope strongly wanted to unite the community of Christians more and more. All togehter in a prayer with the Pope to stop the serious health emergency that is involving Italy and many countries in the world.
The prayer of all Christians against the pandemic
“Humanity trembles with the threat of this pandemic.” Pope Francis experiences this terribly difficult period for all humanity with evident suffering, so much so that he strongly wanted Christians of all denominations to pray together.
“I invite all the heads of the Churches and the leaders of all the Christian communities, together with all Christians of all denominations. I invite them to invoke the Most High, Almighty God, while saying the Lord’s Father”. This is the call of the Pope who decided the moment of choral prayer today, the day on which the Church remembers the announcement of the Incarnate Word.
The adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Urbi et Orbi blessing
On Friday, March 28 at 6 pm, the Pope announced a moment of prayer in the churchyard of St. Peter’s Basilica. The square will naturally be empty, but ideally thousands of faithful will be present. “We will listen to the Word of the Lord, raise our supplication, adore the Blessed Sacrament, with which at the end I will give the blessing Urbi et Orbi”.
These are the words of the Holy Pontiff who also ensured the possibility of receiving plenary indulgence. “We want to respond to the pandemic of the virus – said Pope Bergoglio – with the universality of prayer, compassion, tenderness. Let’s stay united. We make our closeness feel to the loneliest and weakest people”.
The Pope’s prayer for those who continue to work risking contagion
“Our closeness to doctors, health workers, nurses, volunteers.” It is the Pope’s heartfelt thought to those who work every day on the front line for the good of the community, risking contracting the virus.
“Our closeness to the authorities who must take tough measures, but for our good – highlights the Holy Father – Our closeness to the policemen, to the soldiers who on the road try to always maintain order so that measures the government is asking to take for the good of all of us may be fulfilled. Closeness to everyone ”.