- Blessing to be broadcast live by RTÉ News Now at 5.00pm
“Pope Francis’ blessing will be an opportunity to avail ourselves of Divine Grace. I encourage everyone to watch this special broadcast” – Archbishop Eamon
Today, Friday, 27 March, at 5.00pm Irish time, the Holy Father Pope Francis will preside over an extraordinary global celebration of prayer. The ceremony will consist of readings from the Scriptures, prayers, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; and will conclude with Pope Francis giving his Urbi et Orbi blessing. During this prayer ceremony the Pope will grant to participants all over the world a plenary indulgence in the context of the Coronavirus.
Archbishop Eamon Martin said, “In the midst of this horrendous COVID19 pandemic, I thank the Holy Father for his compassion, hope and solidarity by leading us in prayer. Pope Francis is encouraging us all to pray incessantly, and the plenary indulgence will be available to those sick with the Coronavirus, their families, healthcare workers and for all working at the front line exposing themselves to the risk of contagion by following the example of the Good Samaritan.”