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Urbi Et Orbi

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.

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2020 / 03:10 pm (CNA).- The miraculous crucifix at which Pope Francis prayed Sunday for an end to the coronavirus has been taken down from its altar and transported to St. Peter’s Square, so it can be present on Friday during the pontiff’s benediction “Urbi et

Pope Francis gives the Christmas "Urbi et Orbi" blessing Dec. 25, 2018. Credit: Vatican Media.
By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Mar 22, 2020 / 11:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will give an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing this week with the opportunity for Catholics to receive a plenary indulgence by tuning in via media. “This Friday, March 27 at 6 p.m.,

Pope Francis gives the Urbi et Orbi blessing from the center loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica Dec. 25, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.
By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Dec 25, 2019 / 05:30 am (CNA).- On Christmas, Pope Francis prayed for Christ to bring light to the instability in Iraq, Lebanon, Venezuela, Yemen, Ukraine, Burkina Faso, and other parts of the world experiencing conflict. “The Son is born, like a small light flickering