Announcement from Pope Francis

Pope Francis has invited all Christians to join in the Lord’s Prayer at noon on March 25 to create a wave of prayer around the world in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“In these days of trial, as humanity trembles in the threat of the (coronavirus) pandemic, I would propose that all Christians join their voices together to heaven.

I invite the heads of the churches and the leaders of all the Christian communities, together with all Christians of the various confessions, to invoke the Almighty, the All Powerful God, by reciting contemporaneously the prayer that Our Lord Jesus has taught us.

I therefore invite everyone to recite the Our Father at midday on March 25 next, on the day when many Christians recall the annunciation to the Virgin Mary of the Incarnation of the Word, so that the Lord may listen to the unanimous prayer of all his disciples that are preparing to celebrate the victory of the Risen Christ.”