Pope calls for world prayer to stop coronavirus
TO ALL THE BISHOPS AND THE DIOCESAN ADMINISTRATORS
Your Eminences, Your Excellencies and Reverend Administrators,
RE: THE HOLY FATHER’S INVITATION TO PRAYER
At the instruction of Abp. Romulo G. Valles, CBCP President, we would like to share with you the following information:
- The Holy Father Pope Francis at the Angelus on Sunday, March 22, has invited all Christians to join in praying the “Our Father” as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, March 25, the feast of the Annunciation, he has called the “heads of Churches and the leaders of every Christian community, together with all the Christians of the various confessions” to recite at the same time the “Our Father”.
Heeding the Pope’s invitation, we recommend that we will pray together the Lord’s Prayer at 7 o’clock in the evening on March 25.
- The Holy Father has also announced that on Friday, March 27, he will preside over a moment of prayer with him giving the Urbi et Orbi Blessing, with the possibility of gaining plenary indulgence for all those who listen to it through the various forms of communication. The live broadcast from the Vatican will begin at 6:00 PM Rome time (1:00 a.m., March 28 in the Philippines)
For more information please refer to vaticannews.va “Pope announces extraordinary Urbi et Orbi Blessing.”
With our prayerful wishes of good health, I remain
Fr. Marvin S. Mejia
Secretary General, CBCP