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Urbi Et Orbi

by Pope Francis Vatican City, Apr 17, 2022 / 04:45 am On Easter Sunday 2022, Pope Francis gave the traditional Urbi et Orbi benediction from the central loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica. “Urbi et Orbi” means “To the City [of Rome] and to the World.” It is a special apostolic blessing given by …

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Apr 17, 2022 / 04:30 am In his Urbi et Orbi blessing on Easter 2022, Pope Francis lamented an “Easter of War” as he prayed for peace in Ukraine and around the world. “Today, [Jesus] alone has the right to speak to us of peace. Jesus alone, …

by Pope Francis Vatican City, Dec 25, 2021 / 04:50 am On Christmas Day 2021, Pope Francis delivered his “Urbi et Orbi” address and blessing from the central balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square. The following is the full text of the pope’s Christmas message. Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Christmas! …

Vatican City, Apr 4, 2021 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- On Easter Sunday 2021, Pope Francis offered Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterward, he gave the Urbi et Orbi message and blessing. The following is the full text of the pope’s Easter message. Dear …

Vatican City, Dec 25, 2020 / 05:30 am MT (CNA).- Giving his traditional Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” blessing Friday, Pope Francis called for coronavirus vaccines to be made available to the world’s neediest people. The pope made a special appeal to leaders to grant the poor access to vaccines against …

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 26, 2020 / 11:13 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis’ Christmas liturgies at the Vatican will be offered without public participation this year, as countries continue to react to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a letter seen by CNA which was sent by the Secretariat …

Vatican City, Apr 12, 2020 / 05:40 am (CNA).- Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi message, delivered April 12 at the Basilica of St. Peter. Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter! Today the Church’s proclamation echoes throughout the world: “Jesus Christ is risen!” – “He …

Pope Francis speaks in an empty St. Peter's Square during a holy hour and extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing, March 27, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA
A beautiful Catholic News Agency video presenting the widely acclaimed and spiritually powerful Urbi et Orbi blessing by Pope Francis on March 27.

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Mar 27, 2020 / 06:40 am (CNA).- Pope Francis will follow a slightly modified schedule this year for the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter, which will all take place inside St. Peter’s Basilica and without the presence of the public, the Vatican announced Friday. …

The Holy Father has asked the whole world to join him in prayer from Saint Peter’s Square this Friday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m. EDT.