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Photo gallery. Pope Francis prays in a deserted Saint Peter’s square – Observer

This Friday Pope Francis celebrated an extraordinary blessing Urbi et Orbi – which means the Blessing to the City and the World – in St. Peter’s Square, in the Vatican, to ask for the end of the Covid-19 pandemic and to remember that we are “all in the same boat” and that “no one is saved alone”.

See the photos in the photo gallery above.

The Pope called this extraordinary prayer for the end of the pandemic and ensured that Catholics who joined in this prayer could obtain plenary indulgence, that is, the exemption from the penalties associated with forgiven sins, with the aim of guaranteeing this indulgence, for example, to Covid-19 patients who are terminally ill.

In a completely empty Saint Peter’s square, Pope Francis prayed, from a small platform installed next to the basilica of the same name, in the Vatican.

On this “night that has fallen for weeks” and that caught us off guard, we are “fragile and disoriented”, but “we are called to row together, all in the same boat”, said Francisco.

Francisco also recalled the “ordinary people” who “do not appear in the headlines of newspapers and magazines, nor on the big catwalks of the last show”, but who are today “writing the decisive events in our history: doctors, nurses and workers supermarkets, cleaning staff, curators, transporters, police forces, volunteers, priests, religious and many – but many – others who understood that no one is saved alone ”.

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