- Jul 9, 2020
A global rosary initiative dedicated to praying for priests offered prayers from around the world for Pope Francis.
Pope Francis Sunday closed a marathon of activities and messages over the weekend with a livestreamed Mass on the feast of Pentecost, insisting that the Holy Spirit is a gift from God that unites, and for whom distinctions such as “conservative” or “progressive” have no meaning.
Father Gerardo Rodriguez Hernandez, chaplain for Rome’s Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infective Diseases, recalled his “tortured” experience ministering to coronavirus patients and their families.
On Saturday, Pope Francis will be praying a rosary to implore Mary’s intercession and protection amid the pandemic.
Pope Francis will lead the major shrines around the world in praying the rosary to implore Mary’s intercession and protection amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Saturday, the day of the week traditionally devoted to the Virgin Mary in Catholic tradition, Pope Francis published two new Marian prayers, which he encouraged faithful to pray along with the rosary during the month of May for an end to the coronavirus.