- Jul 4, 2020
Pope Francis marked Monday’s feast of Saints Peter and Paul stressing the importance of unity in the Church and allowing oneself to be challenged by God, urging Catholics to spend less time complaining about what they see going wrong, and more time in prayer.
Rome is among the growing number of major cities throughout the world marking the death of George Floyd, who over the past few days was remembered in the Eternal City at prayer events and protests of racism and social exclusion.
Prayer is powerful not because it changes God or God’s plans, but because it changes individuals and communities, one heart at a time, Pope Francis said.
On the 103rd anniversary of the first apparition of the Virgin Mary to three shepherds in this small Portuguese town of Fatima, Pope Francis asked Catholics to pray to Our Lady of Fatima for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. “In our prayers we ask God, through the intercession of
As the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed the country and filled hospitals with patients suffering from COVD-19 symptoms, hundreds of people in the Archdiocese of Baltimore turned to Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori asking for prayers on a new prayer request page launched March 25 on the archdiocesan website.
More Brits are turning to prayer during the coronavirus lockdown, and nearly a quarter of people in the United Kingdom have watched or listened to a religious service since the lockdown began.