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Pope Francis prays for the end of COVID-19 spread

Vatican Media, AFP

Posted at Mar 16 2020 08:53 AM

Pope Francis prays for the end of COVID-19 spread

Pope Francis prays in S. Marcello al Corso church, where there is a miraculous crucifix that was carried in a procession around Rome in 1552 to stop the great plague in Rome on March 15, 2020, in this handout picture released by the Vatican Media. The Vatican said on March 15, that its traditional Easter week celebrations would be held this year without worshippers due to the coronavirus. "Because of the current global public health emergency, all the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without the physical presence of the faithful," the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household said in a statement.