On Friday, March 27, at 6:00pm (1:00pm Akron time) the Holy Father will lead prayer from the sagrato of St Peter’s Basilica (the platform at the top of the steps immediately in front of the Church).
This will include readings from Scripture, prayers of supplication, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; and will conclude with Pope Francis giving the Urbi et orbi Blessing, with the possibility of gaining a plenary indulgence for all those who listen to it live through the various forms of communication. The Urbi et orbi blessing is normally only given on Christmas and Easter.
… next Friday, March 27 at 6:00 pm, I will preside over a moment of prayer in the courtyard of St. Peter’s Basilica, with the empty Square. From now on I invite all to take part spiritually through the means of communication.
We will listen to the Word of God, we will elevate our prayer, we will adore the Most Blessed Sacrament, with which at the end I will give the Urbi et Orbi Blessing, to which will be annexed the possibility to receive a Plenary Indulgence.