Catholics across the globe are encouraged to dedicate the Marian month of May to praying for an end to the pandemic.
Pope Francis will open the Marian month of prayer on 1 May with a Rosary broadcast across Vatican Media’s platforms.
Each day will see Vatican News broadcast the recitation of the Rosary at 5 PM Irish time (6pm Rome time) from the various Shrines taking part in the initiative. The Rosary will be streamed live from Knock Shrine on Monday, May 10th at 5pm, Irish time.
The initiative involves 30 Marian Shrines from various parts of the world. The initiative will involve all the Shrines of the world in a special way, so that they might encourage the faithful, families, and communities to recite the Rosary to pray for an end to the pandemic.