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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
But there will be faithful in the square for Pentecost Regina Caeli address and prayer
Pope's Blessing After Regina Caeli on May 24, 2020 - Copyright: Vatican Media
For 1st Time in Months, Pope Francis to Recite Pentecost Regina Caeli With Faithful in the Square Socially Distant
Authorities Present Will Be Ensuring Individuals Follow Personal Distancing Rules
Pope Francis, this Pentecost Sunday, will recite (from his usual window of the Apostolic Palace) the Regina Caeli with the faithful present in Saint Peter’s Square.
This May 31 appointment, marking the first time the Pope will have not read his address from his private library since Italy’s long lockdown, was announced by the Holy See Press Office, May 26.
“The police,” the note stated, “will guarantee safe access to the Square and will ensure the faithful respect the necessary interpersonal distances.”
Earlier on Pentecost Sunday, at 10 a.m., Pope Francis will celebrate Mass, without the participation of the faithful, in the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament in St. Peter’s Basilica.
For the first time since mid-March, this past Ascension Sunday, May 24th, people were present in St. Peter’s Square. They could follow the words of Pope Francis and the prayer on the jumbotrons. Pope Francis then blessed them from his window overlooking the Square.