By Francesca Merlo
Pope Francis on Wednesday renewed his invitation to the faithful following his General Audience to “gather spiritually to invoke God with the Lord's Prayer” for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement, first made after his Sunday Angelus, invites “Pastors of the various Christian Communities, together with the faithful of the various denominations” to unite their “voices of supplication to the Lord in these days of suffering”.
“Shortly, at midday, we Pastors of the various Christian communities, together with the faithful of the various denominations, will gather spiritually to invoke God with the recitation of the Our Father. Let us unite our voices to beseech the Lord in these days of suffering, as the world is sorely tried by the pandemic. May the Lord, good and merciful, grant the concerted prayer of His children who, with trustful hope, turn to His omnipotence.”
Follow the Pope live
Just like the General Audience, the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer will take place from the Library of the Apostolic Palace. Pope Francis has been live streaming his events from the Library since the pandemic breakout. You can follow the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer on the Vatican News website: www.vaticannews.va.
Prayer on Friday
The Pope also reiterated his invitation to participate spiritually, through the media, in the moment of prayer at which he will preside the day after tomorrow, Friday, at 6 pm Rome time, in front of Saint Peter’s Basilica.
The Word of God and the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be followed by the Pope’s “Urbi et Orbi” blessing, associated with the plenary indulgence.