Pope Francis Prayer Service

Pope Francis will preside at a prayer service on the sagrata of St. Peter's Basilica. While St. Peter’s Square will be empty, the Holy Father is inviting all to join him in prayer through various forms of communication. The prayer service will be broadcast live on the Vatican website, https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html , and will include biblical readings, intercessory prayers and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It will conclude with Pope Francis giving the Urbi et Orbi Blessing, with the offer of a plenary indulgence for all those who listen to it live. The Urbi et Orbi blessing “to the City [of Rome] and to the World” is normally only given on Christmas and Easter.