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Pope invites everyone to pray on 14 May for end to pandemic

Pope Francis renews his invitation for people of all faiths to unite in prayer, fasting, and works of charity on Thursday for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Vatican News

At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis appealed for the Day of Prayer on 14 May launched by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity.

“Prayer is a means to communicate with and listen to God. In this spirit, I have welcomed the invitation of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity to dedicate tomorrow, 14 May, to prayer, fasting, and works of charity. I invite and encourage everyone to join in this event. May we unite as brothers and sisters in asking the Lord to save humanity from the pandemic, to enlighten scientists, and to heal the sick. May the Lord bless each one of you, and always protect you from every evil.”


The Pope had already expressed his support for the initiative at the Regina Coeli address on 3 May. On that occasion, he recalled that prayer has “universal value”.

He has also tweeted his desire that people of all faiths take part on 4 and 12 May.

13 May 2020, 18:46