Let us pray for the pandemic to end!
"Let us all pray together for the sick, for the people who are suffering.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas - we who are put to the test - and deliver us from every danger.
O glorious and blessed Virgin. I thank all Christians, all the men and women of good will who pray at this moment, in unison, whichever religious tradition they belong to."
Each month, The Pope Video disseminates the Holy Father's prayer intentions regarding the challenges of humanity and the mission of the Church.
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