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Pope dedicates Easter Monday prayer to elderly, sick

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  Pope Francis dedicated his midday public prayer on Easter Monday to the elderly and sick as well as residents of nursing homes saying he hoped his words would give them encouragement and hope The prayer known as Regina Caeli Queen of Heaven was said from the Vatican and can be streamed He officially ended the celebration of Easter in the Catholic Church The commemoration of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Mother of God replaces the Angelus Angel prayer which is more common at other times This year was the second time after 2020 that the head of the Church was scheduled to celebrate the festivities to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Vatican under strict coronavirus restrictions There were hardly any pilgrims in Rome this weekend and the huge St Peter s Square was almost empty on Monday Easter is the peak of the ecclesiastical year for believing Christians In his Easter message earlier Sunday Francis 84 called for more COVID 19 vaccinations also for poorer countries in front of a few listeners in St Peter s Basilica The Argentine also warned of wars and arms races around the world dpa NAN NAN
Pope dedicates Easter Monday prayer to elderly, sick

Pope Francis

Pope Francis dedicated his midday public prayer on Easter Monday to the elderly and sick, as well as residents of nursing homes, saying he hoped his words would give them encouragement and hope.

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Regina Caeli

The prayer known as Regina Caeli (Queen of Heaven) was said from the Vatican and can be streamed.

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Catholic Church

He officially ended the celebration of Easter in the Catholic Church.

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Queen of Heaven and Mother of God

The commemoration of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Mother of God replaces the Angelus (Angel) prayer, which is more common at other times.

Jesus Christ

This year was the second time after 2020 that the head of the Church was scheduled to celebrate the festivities to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Vatican under strict coronavirus restrictions.

There were hardly any pilgrims in Rome this weekend and the huge St. Peter’s Square was almost empty on Monday.

Easter is the peak of the ecclesiastical year for believing Christians.

In his Easter message earlier Sunday, Francis, 84, called for more COVID-19 vaccinations also for poorer countries in front of a few listeners in St. Peter’s Basilica.

The Argentine also warned of wars and arms races around the world. (dpa / NAN)

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