The Pope prays with the Rosary in his hand – Ansa
“Assiduous and agree in prayer, together with Mary (cf. Acts 1:14)”. On this issue Pope Francis, joining the Shrines of the world which due to the health emergency had to stop their normal activities and their pilgrimages.
Live and worldwide from the Grotto of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens, at 17:30, the Pope will therefore once again be close to humanity in prayer, to ask the Virgin for help and help in the pandemic.
The initiative promoted by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization will see the involvement of families and men and women representatives of the sectors most involved and particularly affected by the pandemic, to whom the dozens of the Rosary will be entrusted.
So doctors and nurses, patients recovered and patients who have suffered mourning, a hospital chaplain and a nun nurse, a pharmacist and a journalist, and finally a Civil Protection volunteer with his family and also a family who saw the birth of a child precisely in the most difficult moments, to express the hope that it must never fail.
At the feet of Mary at the end of the month dedicated to her and certain that the heavenly Mother will not miss her help, communicates the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Francis will therefore place the worries and pains of humanity.
In connection there will be the largest shrines from the five continents including Lourdes, Fatima, Lujan, Milagro, Guadalupe, San Giovanni Rotondo and Pompeii. In a letter, Monsignor Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization addressed directly to the rectors of the Sanctuaries to invite them to organize and promote this special moment of prayer consistent with the current health rules in force and with the time zone of the place.