Pope announces extraordinary ‘urbi et orbi’ blessing March 27

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis has said he will give an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at 6 pm Rome time Friday 27 March.

This formal blessing is usually given only immediately after a new pope’s election and at Christmas and Easter.  It carries with it the possibility of receiving a plenary indulgence for all who follow by television, internet or radio. More information will be be posted on the diocesan website http://www.cathol.lu

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