Pope delivers prayers via video because of virus concerns


Pope Francis has delivered the weekly Angelus prayer via video link because of concerns about coronavirus.

He began his address saying it was quite unusual for the Pope to be “locked away.”

“We do this so that the close concentration of people won’t spread the virus,” he said via video.

He used his address to pray for those who are suffering from the outbreak, and for those who are assisting them. He also prayed for the situation in Syria.

After the prayer, the Pope appeared briefly from the window to bless the small number of people who had gathered at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.

Last week, Pope Francis said a cold would prevent him from attending a week-long spiritual retreat.

Source: CNN News


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