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This Feast of St. Joseph, Join Pope Francis Praying Rosary at 9pm Rome Time

“This evening we pray united, entrusting ourselves to the intercession of Saint Joseph, Custodian of the Holy Family, Guardian  of all our families.»

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This Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2020, join Pope Francis at 9pm Rome time, in prayer to protect every family, the sick, and all caring for them.

Matteo Bruni, Director of the Holy See Press Office, released a statement reminding the Holy Father will join from his residence Santa Marta, the initiative to pray the Rosary tonight, promoted by the Italian Bishops Conference (the CEI).

«He will introduce the prayer with a message in which he invites every family, every faithful, every religious community to turn to the Lord that He may protect in a special way every family, particularly the sick  and the persons that are taking care of them,» he said.

“This evening,» Bruni said quoting the Pope’s reflection, «we pray united, entrusting ourselves to the intercession of Saint Joseph, Custodian of the Holy Family, Guardian of all our families.»

«The carpenter of Nazareth,» the Vatican Director continued, «also knew precariousness and bitterness, concern for the morrow, but he was able to walk in the dark of certain moments, allowing himself always, without reservations, to be guided by the Will of God.”

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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