Pope's solitary prayer service at empty St Peter's Square

  1. home
  2. > covid-19
  3. > Pope's solitary prayer service at empty St Peter's Square
replay trump newslist
up NEXT IN 5 SECONDS sports newslist
tap to unmute
00:00/00:00
NaN/0

Pope's solitary prayer service at empty St Peter's Square

Mar 28, 2020 14:23 IST

Praying in a desolately empty St Peter's Square, Pope Francis on Friday likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare illusions that people can be self-sufficient. According to him, the pandemic has instead left "all of us fragile and disoriented". Francis led a special prayer service on the steps of St Peter's Basilica, usually reserved for two times of the year — on Christmas and at Easter. Francis also kissed a wooden crucifix that was carried in religious processions in Rome during an early 16th-century plague. The Vatican has confirmed four cases of Covid-19 so far.

Covid-19