St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, where tens of thousands would normally gather to hear Pope Francis deliver his "Urbi et Orbi” speech and blessing “to the city and the world,” was empty of crowds, ringed by police barricades.
Pope Francis has prayed and delivered an "Urbi et Orbi" blessing - normally given only at Christmas and Easter - from an empty St Peter's Square amid the #coronavirus pandemic. Get the latest on #COVID19 here 👉
Prayers are powerful. Pope Francis delivers an extraordinary "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) blessing - normally given only at Christmas and Easter - from an empty St. Peter's Square, as a response to the #COVID19 pandemic, at the Vatican | Yara Nardi, @Reuters