Urbi et Orbi

At this time of uncertainty and anxiety with our churches closed for public worship, Pope Francis has called on the world’s Christians and people of goodwill to join together to pray the Lord’s Prayer on Wednesday, 25 March at 11am UK time (midday in Rome).

Adoration and Urbi et Orbi blessing

Pope Francis also announces that on Friday 27 March at 5pm UK time (6pm Rome), he will pray on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Although the square will be empty, there will be a period of adoration and readings from scripture.

At the end of the service, the Holy Father will impart his Urbi et Orbi blessing to the city and the world and will offer a plenary indulgence via radio/TV/internet for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pope Francis encourages us to “remain united and make our closeness felt – especially with healthcare professionals and those who serve.”

Both of these special events can be accessed by clicking on the following link https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html