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Pope Francis grants plenary indulgence amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at Mar 28 2020 03:21 AM

Pope Francis grants plenary indulgence amid COVID-19 pandemic

Pope Francis is pictured at St. Peter's Basilica during an extraordinary "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) blessing - normally given only at Christmas and Easter - as a response to the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at the Vatican on Friday morning (Philippine time). Pope Francis granted plenary indulgence to those who watched and listened to the reading of scriptures, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and his final blessings as the world grapples from the COVID-19 pandemic.