Vatican City, May 25, 2020 / 09:04 am
Pope Francis will pray the rosary in the Vatican Gardens' Lourdes grotto on Saturday, as Catholic shrines from around the world join via video streaming.
The intention of the worldwide rosary is for the Blessed Virgin Mary's help and solace during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a letter sent to shrine rectors by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, the livestreamed prayer will take place at 5:30 p.m. Rome time on May 30.
Catholic shrines have been asked to participate by holding their own recitation of the rosary, in accordance with local health measures, at the same time as the Rome event and to promote the initiative.