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5th April 2020

Pope Francis Walks Alone through Rome’s Deserted Streets to Pray for End of Pandemic

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Pope Francis walked through Rome’s deserted streets to pray for an end to the coronavirus as the Vatican said his Easter services will be held without the public for the first time.

He left the Vatican unannounced on March 15 to pray at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and then walked along one of Rome’s main streets to visit the church of San Marcello al Corso to pray before a wooden crucifix said to have protected Rome from a great plague in 1522.

The pope prayed for an end to the pandemic and for the sick, their families and health providers and workers keeping pharmacies and food stores open amid Italy’s national lockdown.

Source: UCANews

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