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Join the Holy Father to pray and to receive a Plenary Indulgence before the imparting of the Urbi et Orbi Blessing.

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All members of the faithful and other Christians were invited to participate in the special prayer of the Holy Father which took place in Saint Peter’s Square FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020. The Apostolic Nunciature further conveys that during this Statio orbis, which was broadcasted by Mondovision and streamed on the website of Vatican News at 6:00 P.M. in Rome, 1:00 P.M. (EDT), the Holy Father granted to all participants the Plenary Indulgence before imparting the Urbi et Orbi Blessing.

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Pope Francis stood before a deserted St Peter’s Square to deliver an extraordinary Urbi et orbi blessing for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. There, accompanied by the icon of Mary Salus Populi Romani and the crucifix from the church of San Marcello, he asked the faithful to turn to Jesus and hand Him their fears, so that He may conquer them.

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