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.
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’
Pontiff prays for Syria, the Holy Land, Yemen, Congo, South Sudan and other conflict zones in Urbi et Orbi address
‘An outdated model of development continues to produce human, societal and environmental decline’
‘Love has triumphed over hatred,’ says Holy Father, ‘life has conquered death’
Pontiff prays for children ‘abused and exploited under our eyes’ in Urbi et Orbi message
Pontiff says Resurrection shows ‘love makes hope blossom in the wilderness’
Francis prays for peace in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan in Urbi et Orbi message