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Urbi et Orbi
April 04, 2021
Pope Francis noted the restrictions under which Christians in many parts of the world – owing to the pandemic and other reasons – are worshipping this Easter. “Once again this year,” Pope Francis said, “in various places many Christians have celebrated Easter under severe restrictions and, at times, without being able to attend liturgical celebrations.”
December 25, 2020
Pope Francis made a special appeal to leaders to grant the poor access to vaccines against the virus which has claimed more than 1.7 million lives worldwide as of Dec. 25.
March 27, 2020
Pope Francis invites the world's faithful to pray with him for an end to the coronavirus pandemic, and receive the benediction urbi et orbi.
March 25, 2020
Pope Francis: 'May the Lord hear the united prayer of all of His disciples who are preparing themselves to celebrate the victory of the Risen Christ'
April 01, 2018
Pontiff prays for Syria, the Holy Land, Yemen, Congo, South Sudan and other conflict zones in Urbi et Orbi address
December 25, 2017
'An outdated model of development continues to produce human, societal and environmental decline'
December 25, 2015
Pope Francis delivered his Urbi et Orbi message from St Peter's Basilica
December 25, 2015
Pope Francis delivered the Urbi et Orbi message from the balcony of St Peter's Basilica