Bishop asks all to join in Global Rosary to end pandemic

BRIDGEPORT—Pope Francis has called for a global prayer marathon for the entire month of May, praying for the end to the pandemic.

Each day in May, there will be a livestream from one of 30 chosen Marian shrines or sanctuaries to guide the prayer at 6 pm Rome time (noon EDT) on all Vatican media platforms.

“The initiative will involve in a special way all shrines in the world” in promoting the initiative so that individuals, families and communities all take part in reciting the rosary, “to pray for the end of the pandemic,” said the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization in a press release April 21.

During Bishop Caggiano’s online Sunday Mass on Mother’s Day, he urged people throughout the diocese to join in the rosary every day at noon and ask the Blessed Mother’s protection and intercession.

To help spread the word and save time, The Leadership Institute website and Twitter feed will highlight the Rosary and will link directly to livestreams. 

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