Collection: Urbi et Orbi (To the city, Rome, and to the World)

ARTIST: Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS


Urbi et Orbi denotes a papal address and apostolic blessing given by the pope on certain solemn occasions.

Pope announces extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing:

Pope Francis invited all Christians to join together in praying the Our Father as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pope Francis called for all Christians to respond to the coronavirus pandemic “with the universality of prayer, of compassion, of tenderness”, adding, “Let us remain united. Let us make our closeness felt toward those persons who are the most lonely and tried.”

The Holy Father called on all Christians to join together in prayer.

“In these trying days, while humanity trembles due to the threat of the pandemic, I would like to propose to all Christians that together we lift our voices towards Heaven.”
–Pope Francis