Pope Francis prays for “mercy for humanity”

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Pope Francis participated at noon Wednesday in a world ecumenical prayer “in the mercy of humanity” with the continuation of the new Coronavirus.

“Today we met, all the Christians of the world, to pray together the prayer of the Father, the prayer that Jesus taught us,” the Pope said, speaking directly via video from his library in the Vatican.

“At this moment, we are asking for mercy for humanity, which is severely affected by the Coronavirus.”

“We pray together, Christians from all churches and societies, of all ages, languages ​​and nations. Let us pray for the sick and their families, for health workers and those who help them, for the authorities, security forces and volunteers, for the ministers in our societies,” the Argentine Pope added.

Parishes around the world called on their children to pray, while other churches rang the bells before noon to invite them to pray.

Bishop of Canterbury Justin, meeting the head of the Anglican Church, joined the Ecumenical Pope’s prayer on his Twitter account.

Likewise, the Patriarchate of Constantinople and organizations affiliated with the Evangelical Church responded to the call.

On Friday evening, Pope Francis will preside over a prayer for Catholics in St. Peter’s Square, followed by an exceptional blessing for the city and the world.

The Pope examines the Corona virus every morning, before celebrating a daily Mass. The events are transmitted directly from the chapel at his residence in the House of Saint Marta in the Vatican.

“I think gratefully about the silent testimony of many people, who sacrifice different forms in the service of the sick and the elderly and those who suffer from loneliness and the most vulnerable,” the Pope also said on Wednesday from his private library.


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