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Special Urbi et Orbi blessing

WATCH LIVE on FRIDAY: Join Pope Francis on Friday, March 27 for a special Urbi et Orbi blessing from St. Peter’s Square. The prayer and blessing will be broadcast on the Vatican News website ( at 1 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. Rome time)

Those participating in the live stream will have the opportunity to gain a Plenary Indulgence by meeting the additional requirements described here:


The prescribed work:

  • United spiritually through the media to the Pope’s special prayer and blessing on Friday, March 27
  • The recitation of the Holy Rosary
  • The pious practice of the Way of the Cross
  • Or some other form of devotion, such as reciting the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer or a pious invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary


The Usual Conditions:

  • A spirit detached from sin
  • Sacramental confession (as soon as possible)
  • Eucharistic communion (as soon as possible)
  • Prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions