Pope Francis broke the quarantine imposed by the Italian government due to the high number of coronavirus infections and walked through the deserted streets of the city of Rome praying that the pandemic is over.
On his walk through streets that are regularly crowded with tourists, the holy father made two stops at religious sites and prayed for divine intercession to a famous crucifix who is credited with saving the city from a great plague in 1522.
The churches visited by the pontiff were that of San Marcello, where the crucifix is located, and that of Santa María La Mayor, both located in the heart of Rome, where he prayed for the health of his city and the rest of the planet.
According to a statement released by the Vatican, it was confirmed that Jorge Bergoglio will celebrate the Catholic rite of Easter, but without the presence of parishioners in order to avoid the congregation of people, after all public events were tentatively suspended until mid-2015. April.
At his Sunday mass in the Casa Santa Marta chapel, the pope dedicated the Eucharist to workers who are in the "orange zone" arranged by the government to keep society running through supermarkets, pharmacies, transportation and the police..
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Italy is the second country in the world with the highest number of cases affected by the coronavirus pandemic: statistics from the Ministry of Health record more than 2,500 deaths and a total of 31,506 confirmed cases.
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