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Pope Francis lead a prayer to call for an end to the pandemic and will impart the Urbi et Orbi blessing, usually reserved for Christmas, New Years and Easter. Follow him from 2pm through the TN and TN.com.ar.

During the celebration the Pope put inside the St. Peter’s Basilica Two images in front of which he prayed on Sunday March 15 in two Churches of Rome: a crucifix that according to Catholic tradition saved the Italian capital from the plague in 1522, and the image of the Virgin Salus Populi Romani, to whom he entrusts each of his trips abroad.

Amid the sound of the classic chimes, the Pope’s blessing allowed more than 1.3 billion Catholics obtain plenary indulgence, that is, the forgiveness of your sins.

In what is considered “an epochal event”, the Pope reflected on the world situation in front of a completely empty square. “We are scared and lost just like the disciples of the gospel. We were surprised by an unexpected and furious storm ”, said.

“We cannot follow each one on our own. We are all on this ship ”, assured the maximum referent of the Catholic Church in allusion to the coronavirus pandemic that has been over 25,000 dead and 550,000 infected all over the world.

After his homily, the Pope addressed pray a few minutes alone In front of the image of the Virgin Salus Populi Romani, to whom she entrusts each of her trips abroad.

Before the unpublished prayer that he leads this afternoon alone in Plaza San Pedro, Francisco highlighted the people who “they care about others” in the framework of the pandemic.

“These days news comes of how so many people begin to care about others,” The pontiff highlighted during his morning mass in the chapel of the residence of Casa Santa Marta, where he lives in the Vatican. “They think of families who do not have enough to live on, the elderly alone, the sick in hospital, and they pray and seek to send any help,” he said.