Posts Tagged ‘Urbi et Orbi’

Urbi-et-Orbi: Francis faces coronavirus ‘tempest’ alone in St Peter’s Square

Monday, March 30th, 2020

On a bleak Friday evening, from the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis blessed the city of Rome and of the world. The ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing, ‘to the city and the world’, was delivered in an empty St Peter’s Square. In stark contrast, the blessing is normally given at Easter and Christmas when Read more

Pope to give a special Urbi et Orbi blessing

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi”. time March 27. “This Friday, March 27 at 6 p.m., I will preside over a moment of prayer outside of St. Peter’s Basilica with the square empty.” In addition to announcing the special blessing, Pope Francis Read more

At Easter, Pope implores God to stop violence in the world

Friday, April 10th, 2015

In his traditional Easter Sunday blessing to the city and the world, Pope Francis several times implored God to stop violence in many parts of the world. The Pope mentioned Iraq and Syria, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, and Ukraine. Francis also called on Christians to look at Read more

At Easter Pope Francis prays for suffering people around world

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

In his traditional Easter message, Pope Francis has prayed for people suffering from war, violence, abandonment and disease around the world. An estimated 150,000 people were gathered on Easter Sunday in St Peter’s Square. The Pope delivered his traditional blessing and address Urbi et Orbi, “to the city and to the world” from the balcony Read more