Pope Francis Offers Special Prayers and Blessings for the end of Corona Pandemic

On 27th March Pope Francis stood before a deserted St Peter’s Square to deliver an extraordinary Urbi et orbi (to the City and to the World) blessing for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. There, accompanied by the icon of Mary Salus Populi Romani and the crucifix from the church of San Marcello, he asked the faithful to turn to Jesus and hand Him their fears, so that He may conquer them. Pope reflected on Jesus’ words to His disciples: “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” Full text, Litany of supplication.