“In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis will give an extraordinary blessing “Urbi et Orbi” (To the City and The World) at 1 p.m. EST Friday, March 27.
The formal blessing – usually given only immediately after a new Pope’s election and on Christmas and Easter – carries with it a plenary indulgence for all who follow by television, internet or radio, are sorry for their sins, recite a few prescribed prayers and promise to go to confession and to receive the Eucharist as soon as possible.
In a message to his priests, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., encouraged the faithful of the Diocese of Trenton to join in this extraordinary opportunity to pray with the Holy Father and the world, and receive the Pope’s formal blessing.“
Watch the Holy Father live:
Watch the Pope’s Blessing Live
Friday March 27, 1 p.m. EST
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