Holy rosary

Pope Francis calls on the faithful to pray the Holy Rosary to end the pandemic – Manila Bulletin

Pope Francis calls on the faithful to pray the holy rosary to end the pandemic

Pope Francis called on the faithful to unite to pray the holy rosary in May to request the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the end of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the resumption of social activities and professional.


The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, which was commissioned by the Holy Father to organize the event, invited Marian shrines around the world to promote the prayer of the Holy Rosary among individuals, families and communities.

“For this reason, shrines are called to promote and solicit as much as possible the participation of the faithful, so that everyone can devote a moment to daily prayer, in the car, in the street, and thanks to communication technologies, with the smartphone, asking for the end of the pandemic and the resumption of social and professional activities, ”declared the Vatican congregation.

Thirty Marian shrines from different countries have been chosen to lead the prayer of the Rosary each day of May with different intentions and would be broadcast live on the official Vatican channels at 6 p.m. Rome time. Pope Francis will lead the opening on May 1 and conclude it on May 31.

In the country of Our Lady of Peace and Bon Voyage in Antipolo, Rizal was chosen as one of 30 shrines to lead the prayer of the Rosary.

Other Marian shrines include: Our Lady of Walsingham in England; Jesus the Savior and Mother Mary in Nigeria; Our Lady of Częstochowa in Poland; Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth; Blessed Virgin of the Rosary in South Korea; Notre-Dame Aparecida in Brazil; Our Lady of Lujan in Argentina; Holy House of Loreto in Italy; Our Lady of Knock in Ireland; Virgin of the Poor in Banneux in Belgium; Our Lady of Africa in Algeria; Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima in Portugal; Our Lady of Health in India; Our Lady Queen of Peace in Medjugorje in Bosnia; St. Mary’s Cathedral in Australia; Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in the United States; Our Lady of Lourdes in France; Meryem Ana in Turkey; Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre in Cuba; Our Lady of Nagasaki in Japan; Nuestra Señora de Montserrat in Spain; Notre Dame du Cap in Canada; Our Lady Ta ‘Pinu National Shrine in Malta; Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Mexico; Mother of God in Zarvantysia in Ukraine; Black Madonna of Altötting in Germany; Our Lady of Lebanon – in Lebanon; and the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii in Italy.