This past Sunday at St. Peter’s, the Pope made the following appeal to all men and women of good will:
“We have just started May, the quintessential Marian month, during which the faithful love to visit the Sanctuaries dedicated to Our Lady. This year, because of the health situation, let us visit these places of faith and devotion spiritually, to place in the heart of the Blessed Virgin our concerns, expectations and plans for the future.
And since prayer is a universal value, I have accepted the proposal of the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity that on this coming 14 May, believers of all religions should unite spiritually for a day of prayer, fasting, and works of charity, to implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus pandemic. Remember: 14 May, all believers together, believers of different traditions, to pray, fast, and perform works of charity.”