Pope Francis announced that on Friday, 27 March, at 6 pm Rome Time, 10 am Pacific Time, he would preside over a moment of prayer on the sagrato of St. Peter’s Basilica, which is the platform at the top of the steps immediately in front of the façade of the Church.
The ceremony consisted of readings from the Scriptures, prayers of supplication, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Pope Francis then concluded with the Urbi et orbi Blessing, with the possibility of gaining a plenary indulgence for all those who listened or watched it live through the various forms of communication. This blessing “to the City [of Rome] and to the World” is normally only given on Christmas and Easter.
This special event was broadcast live from the Vatican beginning at 6 pm in Rome, 10 am Pacific Time.
To watch a recording of the hour-long prayer and blessing, please click here.
Decree regarding the celebration of the Easter Triduum
- Please click here to read the article on Vatican News
- Please click here to access the Decree “In time of Covid-19” (II)
- Please click here to access the Decree of Apostolic Penitentiary (March 19, 2020)
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