By Vatican News
Pope Francis has called for global participation “to respond to the coronavirus pandemic with the universality of prayer."
The ceremony takes place on Friday at 6pm Rome time and will be broadcast live to the world by Vatican Media.
In an effort to make that participation as universal as possible, Vatican News has created new online streaming channel in sign language for people with hearing challenges.
For approximately one hour all believers are invited to join Pope Francis for the extraordinary ceremony which consists in readings from the Scriptures, prayers of supplication, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; and will conclude with Pope Francis giving the Urbi et orbi Blessing, with the possibility of gaining a plenary indulgence for all those who follow live through the various forms of communication. This plenary indulgence will also be extended to those who may not be able to participate in the prayer through the media due to illness but who unite themselves in spiritual communion with the prayer.
You can join through all the Vatican Radio communications platforms including a dedicated channel on YouTube with translation into Sign Language.
This service will be curated by Sr. Veronica Donatello, coordinator of Italian Bishops’ Conference Catechesis Section for people with disabilities. It will be broadcast in collaboration with the Bishops’ TV2000 network.