VATICAN CITY – The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special “Mass in the Time of Pandemic” to plead for God’s mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Pope Francis has announced that he will give a special blessing this Friday, March 27, at 6 p.m. Rome time (10 a.m. in Western Washington), and that those who participate spiritually through TV, internet or radio may receive a plenary indulgence.
VATICAN CITY – The Vatican’s Apostolic Penitentiary has granted a plenary indulgence for people with COVID-19 and for those who care for them, including medical staff and family members, and for those who pray for them.
VATICAN CITY – In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the daily lives and routines of millions of people have been turned upside down, Pope Francis said, but they must help each other stay firm in faith.
VATICAN CITY – Amid a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, Pope Francis soldiered on with his weekly general audience and called on people to not forget those who suffer from war and violence.