Friday, March 27, 2020

Extraordinary Blessing Urbi et Orbi at 1800 Hours

The Vatican is in fact in self-quarantine. At 6:00 p.m. Pope Francis blesses Urbi et Orbi.

(Rome) The good news: Pope Francis also tested negative for coronavirus in the second test. The bad news: The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. And two more messages: The Osservatore Romano has stopped printing because of the pandemic and today at 6 p.m. Pope Francis is giving an extraordinary blessing to Urbi et Orbi.

The closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher dates back to the Israeli government, which issued the order to curb the spread of the Coronavirus on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation.
For the time being, the closure is for a week, as representatives of the Israeli police and the five churches that have a stake in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher announced at a joint press conference. The communities located in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where they are traditionally locked up at night, have announced that they will continue to celebrate the sacred liturgy at the usual times.

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem was closed by the Israeli government until Palm Sunday

"The prayers in the basilica continue with greater intensity."

"We will pray to ask Heavenly Father to end the pandemic, to heal the sick, to protect health workers, for wisdom for the shepherds and rulers, for the salvation of those who have lost their lives."

This is the statement in a statement released yesterday by the Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land, Fr. Francesco Patton OFM, the Greek Orthodox and the Armenian Apostolic Patriarch of Jerusalem. According to the status quo regulation, these three churches share the administration of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Pope Francis has since been tested for a second time for coronavirus. A prelate from the Vatican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who lives in Santa Marta, had to be admitted to the Pontifical Gemelli Clinic because of the coronavirus. The second test also showed that the Pope was not infected.
Almost the entire Vatican is now in voluntary quarantine. Because of their old age, an above-average number of prelates belong to the risk groups.

A second test on Pope Francis was also negative.

Meanwhile, the Osservatore Romano has discontinued the printed edition with reference to the pandemic. There have long been plans to forego the costly paper output and to appear in a completely different form or only digitally. The Vatican is currently lacking the most important source of income, the endless queues of tourists who want to visit the Papal States.

As he announced last Sunday, the church leader will be leading the prayer of the faithful around the world at 6:00 pm tonight and praying for an end to the pandemic.

Pope Francis will say the prayer in front of St. Peter's Basilica, although St. Peter's Square will be deserted. The head of the church called on all Catholics to connect with him on the occasion through the various means of communication. During the prayer the word of God is read, followed by a few words of the Pope, then the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and finally the papal blessing Urbi et Orbi, with which the possibility of obtaining a complete indulgence is connected.

This special blessing is usually only donated twice a year: on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. Because of the ongoing pandemic, Pope Francis decided to donate him today.

The Pope, through the great penitentiary, already last week gave all believers who pray for the end of the pandemic and for the dying the opportunity to have complete indulgences provided they meet the usual conditions as soon as they are able to do so again.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: InfoVaticana
Trans: Tancred



JBQ said...

Do you really believe that this devious leader would admit if he had the disease? He is also about keeping a high viable lifestyle. If he became part of the epidemic, then this image would be damaged. From looking and reading closely, he showed all of the symptoms.---In addition, he is not evidently sad about the state of the capitalism world. This disease fits into his dossier of possible destruction of the West. He is working closely with the Chinese. Did they release the virus intentionally? I would say yes but right now there are other pressing matters to worry about.----Looking at the sellout of the Chinese traditional Church, Pope Francis already has a date with the final judge. That date is etching ever so close. In this scenario, he will do anything to achieve his aim of ending the Protestant Reformation which spawned capitalism.

Constantine said...

So what's the good news????

PW said...

The other good news besides Pope Francis' Orbi et Urbi, is that a civilization of Christian socialism will overcome the culture of crass, laissez-faire capitalism and bring about a more equitable society based on needs not grasping wants.

Tancred said...

At the end of a gun like always.

Constantine said...

Hmmm! "PM" is starting to see the light. Yes, correct. A Catholic State that prohibits an economy from producing luxury consumerist items, and focuses on using the means of production to instead focus on those who suffer from lack of legitimate and basic necessities. That being said, it is the proper Christian thing to take away from society those things that take us away from God, such as street trash harlot music, videos and movies; useless endless godless "therapy", Tattooing;spending on Climate change gimmicks and conferences; Spending on "Community" activism and funding that is not specifically "Christian" by Catholic and Orthodox definition; Abortion Centers; Transgender surgery and public homosexuality. Businesses not run by those supportive of Christian morality. All that is consumerist garbage that a truely Christian Socialist regime would need to eliminate if it would call itself "Christian". Beware "PW" what you ask for.

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

Dear Tancred. Is there any news about The Pope being tested for Catholicism or are we allowed to believe he developed sufficient protestant antibodies during his Jebbie education?

Trg said...


PW said...

Brain person,
Try this kind of stunt on Hunwicke's blog and see how far your hubris would get you there.

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

Dear PW. You prolly do not know that the Jebbie Generation of male persons, that included Francis, began very day by putting on their big boy pants (Progressive And New Theology Studies) and went stridently striding out into the Catholic world to change it and they became the boot that is sempiternally stomping on the face of Faith.

Those Big Boy Pants inoculated them against what they consider to be the infection of Tradition.

ABS will post this bit of fun at Father Hunwicke's Blog when the opportunity to do so arises.

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

Dear PW. Perhaps ABS has a learning disability and could be learnt best by having his betters model what it is they are telling him to do.

Please rewrite the posts of ABS so he can see how he ought write . It will be a double blessing. ABS will be learnt how to write with logic and clarity and he will get to read his own words again.

Thank you in advance for the assistance and thank you for your approval of my s/n. You'll never know just how much that means to ABS

Anonymous said...

3rd Century prayer found in Egypt:

We fly to your patronage,
O holy Mother of God;despise not our petitions in our necessities,but deliver us always from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Tancred said...

But you’re not on Hunicke’s blog, Gaybrielle.