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Startling visuals from special “Urbi et Orbi” ceremony in Rome against the pandemic

Today Francis has an extraordinary “Urbi et Orbi” ceremony, with prayers in this time of pandemic.  They brought the famous Crucifix from San Marcello.  It had been carried in 1522 in procession through Rome against the plague for several days.  … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Urbi et Orbi Message for Christmas

Islamic bombs tore up a church in Nigeria for Christmas. Here is the Holy Father’s Urbi et Orbi message for Christmas: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Rome and throughout the world! Christ is born for us! Glory to God in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Urbi et Orbi blessing

From a reader: I’ve read in several places, and heard at the time, that the twice-yearly papal Urbi et Orbi blessing grants forgiveness of all sin, and that there is a plenary indulgence attached to it. If the former is … Continue reading

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