On Friday, March 27, 2020, Pope Francis presided over a moment of prayer at the entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. 

He invited everyone to participate in this prayer by means of communication.  The celebration consisted of readings from the Scriptures, prayers of supplication, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  At the conclusion of the prayer Pope Francis gave the Urbi et orbi Blessing, with the possibility of gaining a plenary indulgence for all those who listened to it live through the various forms of communication.