SPECIAL PRAYER OF THE HOLY FATHER AND PLENARY INDULGENCE

The USCCB Office of the General Secretary has received communication from Most Reverend Christoph Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio, that the Secretariat of State of the Holy See has requested that all local Churches be informed that all members of the faithful and other Christians are invited to participate in the special prayer of the Holy Father taking place in Saint Peter’s Square this FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020. 

The Apostolic Nunciature further conveys that during this Statio orbis, which will be broadcast by Mondovision and streamed on the website of Vatican News (WWW.VATICANNEWS.VAat 6:00 P.M. in Rome, 1:00 P.M. (EDT), the Holy Father will grant to all participants the Plenary Indulgence before imparting the Urbi et Orbi Blessing.

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To watch the service live on March 27 at 1 p.m. EDT:

Click here for YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YceQ8YqYMc and will re-air https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvE1ncKned8

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Click here for Diocesan website News page

EWTN's plan is to tape-delay broadcast of the blessing at 8 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday, all Eastern time.  Click here to view EWTN coverage.

La Oficina del Secretario General de la USCCB recibió un comunicado del Reverendísimo Christoph Pierre, Nuncio Apostólico, que la Secretaría de Estado de la Santa Sede ha solicitado que todas las Iglesias locales informen a todos los feligreses y otros cristianos que están invitados a unirse espiritualmente en oración con el Santo Padre en la Plaza de San Pedro este VIERNES 27 DE MARZO DE 2020.

Además, la Nunciatura Apostólica, transmitirá por Mondovisión y en vivo por el sitio web del Vatican News (WWW.VATICANNEWS.VA), el Statio Orbis a las 6:00 p.m. hora en Roma, 1:00 p.m. (EDT).  El Santo Padre otorgará la Indulgencia Plenaria a todos los participantes y se concluirá con la Bendición eucarística que será impartida Urbi et Orbi.